Nigeria to Build Schools for 'Begging' Pupils

Author:
AlJazeera English
Publisher:
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
21 April 2012
Tags:
Nigeria, Education, Children and Youth, Human Rights

Nigeria's federal government is building 100 new schools in the north to deal with the growing problem of young boys roaming the streets begging for food and money. The boys are supposed to be in Islamic schools learning to recite the Quran, but many of them are going astray.