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Nigeria – Traumatized Abducted Schoolchildren Need Urgent Rehabilitation, Say Independent Rights Experts

Arne Hoel / The World Bank In an alert issued on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council’s 46th session in Geneva, more than a dozen UN-appointed independent experts said that without assistance, victims who have been released were “at (an) increased risk of exploitation, trafficking, sexual and gender-based violence and other forms of violence”. …

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Stop the attacks on schools

Attacks on schools is a violation of children’s right,on February 26, barely 9 days after the abduction in Niger State, 317 girls were abducted from a government girls’ secondary school in the Jangebe area of northwestern Zamfara State. Gunmen in Nigeria’s northwestern Niger State attacked a government school yesterday, reportedly abducting hundreds of students and …

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Nigeria: 24 Kagara Students, 14 Others Regain Freedom From Bandits in Niger.

The kidnapped staff and students of Government Science College Kagara have finally regained freedom from the armed bandits in Niger State. A top police officer involved in the counter-kidnapping operation in the State told PRNigeria on Saturday morning. A total of 38 persons regained freedom from the captivity. They include 24 students, three academic staff, …

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Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish

Gunmen raided a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria early Friday and kidnapped more than 300 girls, marking the third mass abduction of children since December in Africa’s most populous nation. The assailants struck the Government Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state in a predawn ambush, teachers and residents said, waking up the town as shots …

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Tanzania: We Are Working on Teachers’ Welfare -State

Zanzibar — The Minister for Education and Vocational Training Mr Simai Mohamed Said on Tuesday informed Zanzibar House of Representatives members that the government has not forgotten teachers’ welfare and would increase their salaries once the economy allows. “The government had previously promised to look into the welfare of teachers in the country with a …

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Nigeria: UN Chief Condemns Attack On School

The United Nations Secretary-General has strongly condemned Wednesday’s attack on a boarding school in north-central Nigeria, in which one student was killed and several students, as well as relatives and staff, abducted. According to reports, gunmen stormed the Government Science College Kagara, in the Niger state of Nigeria, at around 2 am (local time). Many …

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Nigeria: Bandits Storm Nigerian School, Kidnap Many Students

The exact number of students kidnapped by the bandits has not been ascertained. Suspected bandits have abducted some students of the Government Science School, Kagara in Niger State. The bandits were dressed in military uniforms when they attacked the boarding school Tuesday night, reported PRNigeria, a news agency with close ties to Nigerian security agencies. …

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24 million may drop out of school due to COVID-19 impact: U.N

Girls and young women are likely to be disproportionately affected, it saysAlmost 24 million children are at risk of not returning to school next year due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, according to the United Nation’s policy brief on the pandemic’s impact on education, released on Tuesday. The educational financing gap is also likely …

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Public schools may be poor but communities can do more…

Many public schools may be in a bad state. However, School Based Management Committees (SBMC) have been told to quit complaining, roll up their sleeves and find solutions. When asked to list the issues bedeviling schools in their communities, members of School Based Management Committees (SBMC) that attended a training by the Human Development Initiatives …

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