90,000 Anambra children out of school, research reveals

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By Vincent Ujumadu

A RESEARCH conducted by Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development, ECID, a nongovernmental organization, has revealed that no fewer  than 90,000 children are out of school in Anambra State.

ECID, which is funded by the UKaid from the United Kingdom government and implemented by the Christian Aid, has been operating in Kaduna and Anambra State since September 2018.

A Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Dr. Ben Nwosu, who has been working with the group, observed that while the urban centers record high level of school attendance, many rural communities in the state suffer educational neglect.

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According to him, although there is free education policy in Anambra State, many parents claimed they were paying fees for their wards, especially at the secondary school level.

Nwosu said: “It is quite…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper