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Nigeria: Full List of Students, Staff Kidnapped From Zamfara College

Bandits invaded Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Science on Sunday and kidnapped 15 students, four staff and killed others. Published are the names of 19 people kidnapped by bandits in Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura, in a Sunday night attack. It was reported how the bandits went into the …

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Nigeria: Abducted Zamfara Students Plead for Govt’s Help

The 15 students and four staff of the College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura were abducted on Sunday night. Abducted students of the Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences (CAAS), Bakura have sent a “Save Our Lives” plea to Governor Bello Matawalle and the state government. 15 of them and four staff …

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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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Discrimination in Tanzania’s schools ruins girls’ lives

Tanzania’s first female president, Samia Suluhu, took office in March 2021. Her government has the power to ask education authorities to end the exclusion of pregnant and married girls from public schools. She should urge them to adopt a clear continuation policy, in line with human rights, that allows pregnant and married girls to continue …

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Tanzania: French Embassy-run school expands in Dar

A French school with over 40 nationalities in its student body in Dar es Salaam, taught according to the French curriculum, is gaining popularity in the city and receiving praise from parents. According to the administration of the institution-French School Arthur Rimbaud, Jean-Baptiste Ruzindana coordinator for primary education, the school provides students with the ability …

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Insecurity In the  South East of  Nigeria

For the last seven months, there has been a spike in the occurrence of insecurity in the nation, and there has been no identifiable cause for such movements, instilling fear and unrest in the nation.  These insecurities have ranged from kidnappings, to killings and attacks on schools and organizations making the South East unsafe for …

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