Kano leading with 1,496,736 children, says UNICEF –

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Out-of-school

Seeks reintegration of Almajiri children with families

By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA- A total number of 1,496,736 children are currently not enrolled in schools in Kano State, the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said.

The figure, according to the global humanitarian agency, topped all states in the country with the number of out-of-school children.

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

The organisation expressed concern over the fate of the Almajiri children and appealed that efforts be made by authorities to unite the children with their families.

UNICEF Nigeria Representative,Peter Hawkins, speaking at the event,canvassed the need to strengthen the social protection element, increase livelihood, identify and reintegrate the Almajiri children…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper