Nigerian Emirs Worry at States' Girl-Child Education Record

Emirs have said that insecurity, poverty and illiteracy, among other challenges, were hampering the development of girl-child education in states like Borno, Zamfara, Gombe, Sokoto and Kebbi. The Emir of Argungu, Samaila Mohammed Mera, called on relevant authorities to continue to step up efforts in campaigning for girl-child education in the region, following a three-day keeping-girls-in-school campaign. Nigeria's education sector is already beset with many problems, with 10.5 million children not attending school, mostly in the north of the country. Since the onset of Covid-19, millions of children have not been learning. For vulnerable and disadvantaged children, the impact has been worse.  

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