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Nigeria – Education in emergency in Nigeria: Creating gender equitable policies so all girls have an uninterrupted right to learn (Brookings)

Edem Dorothy Ossai writes: Even under what some may describe as normal conditions, girls in Nigeria face a distinctive set of barriers to formal education at all levels. Nearly 2 out of 3 (about 6.34 million) of the country’s 10.19 million out-of-school children in the country are girls. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, violence, child, early, and forced marriages (CEFM), lack of schools, inadequate infrastructure, unsafe environments, limitations in teacher training, and systemic gender biases impeded girls’ participation and learning in formal schooling across Nigeria.

go to Brookings: Education in emergency in Nigeria: Creating gender equitable policies so all girls have an uninterrupted right to learn (brookings.edu)