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What will it take to have disability-inclusive education?

Across Africa, countries are making steps to make education more inclusive but they need to do more. Many countries in Africa get a bad press for their progress in providing inclusive education. Just two in three children complete primary school on time, while the number of out-of-school children and youth is 97 million and growing. …

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Understanding Children’s Right to Protection

The period of childhood is a phase in which the human being is more vulnerable because they have not finished developing physically or mentally. Furthermore, the child requires a particular attention and protection. The superior interest of the childChildren deserve a particular attentionThe principle of the superior interest of children is also tied to the …

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Nigeria: 908 Schools Benefiting From National Feeding Programme, Says Lagos.

Lagos State Government has disclosed that pupils in over 908 primary schools in the over 1,000 public schools in the state are benefiting from the School Feeding Programme initiative of the federal government. The state Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, disclosed that the school home feeding programme, which is being handled …

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Nigeria: Out-of-school children – the burden of a nation.

The current insecurity in the country, especially in the Northeast, and the COVID-19 pandemic that is taking its toll on the world have compounded the problem of out-of-school children in Nigeria. According to data provided by the Federal Ministry of Education, the number of out-of-school children stands at 10.1 million, an increase of more than …

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UNICEF urges Nigeria to ensure safe school attendance

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on the Nigerian government to take all measures to protect schools in the country to make learning safer for children. The appeal was made because of the high-risk school situation in the country due to the ongoing abductions of children in schools. A senior official of UNICEF’s …

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CHILD development in relation with the family unit.

The family unit is the smallest yet most impactful part of a child’s life.  According to Merriam-Webster dictionary , family is the basic unit of society and it traditionally consists of two parents rearing children. The family unit is a social group of man, woman and children usually bonded by marriage, blood, adoption all sharing the same …

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