Northern Nigeria has the highest percentage of children who don't go to school

Northern Nigeria has the highest percentage of children who don't go to school

- Infographic shows the percentage of Nigerian children who have never been in school

- North-east and north-west have the highest percentage of children who have never been in school

- The south-south and south-east regions have the least percentage

A new data has shown that almost north-east and north-west are the two regions with the least percentage of children in school.

According to an infographic presented by the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC), the highest level of illiteracy can be found in Northern Nigeria.

Below is the percentage of uneducated children between the age of 6 and 16 in 6 Nigerian regions:

1) North-east is the highest with 46 percent

2) North-west has 45 percent

3) 10 percent in North central

4) South-west has 2 percent

5) Both south-south and south-east have 1 percent each

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North East and North West has the highest percentage of children who has never seen the inside of a classroom. Photo credit: ECC

North East and North West has the highest percentage of children who has never seen the inside of a classroom. Photo credit: ECC

Below is an infographic explaining the percentage of children who completed their primary school in Northern Nigeria.

Graphic showing the percentage of children who didn't finish primary school in the North. Photo credit: ECC

Graphic showing the percentage of children who didn't finish primary school in the North. Photo credit: ECC

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Meanwhile, the Senate has ordered the federal government and security agencies to avoid the stoppage of full academic activities and closure of the University of Maiduguri because of Boko Haram insurgency.

Reports have it that Senator Baba Garbai (APC, Borno) expressed concern over the location of the institution which is the center of the protracted Boko Haram battle.

Although over seventy professors and several students have left the school in the heat of terrorism attacks, the school will continue to stay open and lectures will continue.

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Source: Naija.ng

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