'Girls Don't Want To Be Controlled.' Teacher Instructs Students

In 2004, the Universal Free Education Act, guaranteeing nine years of continuous free and compulsory primary and junior secondary education, became law. Yet, according to UNICEF, Nigeria has the highest number of out of school children in the world, with 10.5 million not enrolled, a grim statistic for Africa’s second largest economy where children under the age of 15 make up nearly half its 180 million population. Underage marriage, poverty, lack of toilets in schools, a paucity of schools and qualified teachers, the distance of school from home, have all been cited as attributable reasons. However, those fortunate to attend school are not any luckier as quality education, the preserve of private schools boast...

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