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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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Hundreds of Girls Abducted From Nigerian School Are Freed, Official Says

The girls’ return marked the second time in less than a week that gunmen in the country had released kidnapped school children. Hundreds of girls who were abducted last week from their boarding school in Nigeria by a group of armed men have been released, a local official said on Tuesday, the second time in less than …

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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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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: ‘Why I Am Starting Secondary School Education At 38’

She is married with young children but up until now, never had the opportunity of a formal education. It was not until few years ago that she attended Adult Education class to at least be able to read and write a few things. But her resolve has always been to acquire formal education at least …

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NGOs And Their Societal Roles.

NGOs are non governmental organizations, they include many groups and institutions that are entirely or largely independent of government and that have primarily humanitarian rather than commercial objectives. This means that they are most times non-profit organizations and get funds from private sectors, members.They often time work to promote social or political change on 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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