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Group condemns attack on children, education in Nigeria

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Schooling in Emergency Working Group (EiEWG) and different state training actors have expressed concern over assaults on faculties, college students and lecturers in Nigeria.

The group registered its concern yesterday in Damaturu, in a press release signed by Mr Cleobas James, the EiEWG Yobe State Co-focal Particular person, to commemorate the ‘Worldwide Day to Shield Schooling from Assault’ 2021.

In line with the assertion, the protracted battle within the North-East had devastating impacts on training.

“From 2009 till December 2018, 611 lecturers have been killed and 910 faculties broken or destroyed.

“Greater than 1,500 faculties have been pressured to shut and a few 4.2 million kids within the area are susceptible to lacking out on training

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“Lots of of ladies have been kidnapped, some from their very own faculties, which are supposed to be secure zones”, it stated within the assertion.

It added that outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic had exacerbated the already training disaster within the North-East, with the very best Out-of-College Kids and the bottom enrollment fee.

They emphasised that faculties should stay secure locations, freed from battle and violence.

“Our collective future, in addition to the achievements of all growth objectives rely on training.

“Safeguarding the proper to training for all, contributes to the achievement of sustainable growth and nurtures the worldwide group’s a long time long-gains in direction of peace, financial prosperity, and social inclusion worldwide,” they added.

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