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Kano state hosts the highest number of children that are out of school



Report reaching NgDailies news desk from the Nigerian capital, Abuja has revealed that Kano state has the highest number of children that are not in school.

According to the report, a total number of 1,496,736 children in Kano state are currently not enrolled in school, as statistics of the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF.

According to the figure released by the global humanitarian agency, Kano state topped all other states in the country with the number of out-of-school children.

The UNICEF’s Education Specialist, Mr. Mutaka Muktarthat, in a fact sheet presented at a virtual meeting on Alternate Pathways and Future of Almajiri Children in Kano which was organised by the UNICEF, said Kano ranked highest in the population of out of school children in the country.

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The organisation expressed concern over the fate of the Almajiri children and appealed that efforts be made by authorities to unite the youngsters with their families. UNICEF Nigeria Representative,Peter Hawkins, speaking at the event,canvassed the necessity to strengthen the social protection element, increase livelihood, identify and reintegrate the Almajiri children with their families.

“We got to improve education. Education may be a simple concept; girl + boy + teacher = education. it's about valuing those teachers. Why don’t we start a program of valuing teachers and showing the communities how valuable they're ,” Hawkins said.

He stated that girls’ education is so critical saying,” We must not leave the women behind.” “With the COVID-19 lockdown, this is often a period to skill up the teachers, bring the women & boys back to high school , give them access to education. It’s about the power to value what they're going to learn.”

Hawkins lamented that Kano State is one among those states that haven't domesticated the kid Right Act. “Kano has not yet domesticated the kid Rights Act. The act defines the rights of a toddler , parents, communities, and government in fulfilling the rights of that child,” he said.

Hawkins also called on Kano government to domesticate Nigeria Child Rights Act so as to supply the framework for child protection. Recall that in 2003, Nigeria passed the kid Rights Act but thus far only 25 states have domesticated the law while 11 states are yet to try to to so.

Hawkins therefore called on traditional leaders, communities, and fogeys to seem at putting children at the forefront of what they are doing . “Government should also check out domesticating the kid Rights Act in Kano. Kano has not yet domesticated the kid Rights Act.

The Act defines the rights of a toddler , parents, communities, and government in fulfilling the rights of that child.” “We got to enhance the social protection element, increase livelihood, identify and reintegrate these children with their families.”

He stressed that the difficulty of girls’ education is so critical that each one must search for other ways to not leave them behind. “With the COVID19 lockdown, this is often a period to proportion the teachers, bring the women and boys back to high school , and provides them access to education.

It’s about the power to value what they're going to learn”, he said. On his part, Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said the government had uncovered three categories of scholars within the state, learning under the Almajiri system.

According to him, “We acknowledged we've three categories of Almajiris in Kano – people who belong to Kano state, those from other states and people that don’t know where they are available from.”  Continue Reading

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