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Katsina, UNICEF Launch Programme To Offer 20,000 Outof- School Children Access To Learning

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu Katsina State government in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and other partners has launched the Cash Transfer Programme ,CTP, aimed at  helping over 20,000 Out-of-School children in the state have access to learning. The programme

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54% Of Nigerian  Children Are ‘Multidimensionally Poor’- Report

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu A report, the Multidimensional Child Poverty Analysis in Nigeria has revealed that about 54 per cent of children in Nigeria are multidimensionally poor. A statement released by UNICEF disclosed that the Vice President of the Nigeria, Prof

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UNICEF, WHO Warn Against Spread Of Measles

Blessing Otobong-Gabriel, Abuja United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in conjunction with the World Health Organization, WHO, has warned against heightened spread of measles outbreak in the country. Executive Director, UNICEF, Catherine Russell said measles is a dangerous and potentially deadly

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EU-UN Spotlight Calls For Inclusivity On Sexual Violence

Blessing Bature, Abuja As the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative begins its second phase of implementation, the European Union, EU, has called for more inclusivity so that no one is left behind and emphasized a central commitment of the Sustainable Development Goals,

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Chibok Girls: UNICEF Calls For Safe Learning Environment

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has called on the Nigerian authorities to make schools safe and provide a secure learning environment for every child. The global humanitarian and developmental organization called for increased girls’ enrolment, retention and completion of

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Learning Crisis In Nigeria Linked To Unqualified Teachers, Low Funding, Others – UNICEF

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has stated that Nigeria is facing a staggering learning crisis linked to the  high rate of unqualified teachers, insufficient physical resources and low budgettary allocation for education. UNICEF’s Education Manager, Mrs Manar

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UNICEF Urges Media To Raise Awareness Over Learning Crisis In Nigeria

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the media in Nigeria to use its powerful mass-mediated channels of communication to raise awareness of the learning crisis in Nigeria. UNICEF Chief of Field office Kano, Rahama Farah gave

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FG, UNICEF Launch Platform To Boost Access To Education For 12m  Nigerians

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the federal government on Thursday launched the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP), an online, mobile and soon-to-be offline learning platform that will provide continuous education to 12 million Nigerian students. Speaking

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Stakeholder Calls For Private Sector Involvement To Reduce Out-of-school Children

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu Chairman, Living  Fountain International School, in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT),  Barr. Oludare Bello has stated that reduction of the number of out-of-school children in country is possible if the private sector is encouraged to invest more in the

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Child-Friendly Justice: Nigeria Among 6 Countries To Benefit From  $9.5m EU Grant

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday announced that Nigeria is among the six West African countries to benefit from a three-year grant of $9.5 million from the European Union (EU) to assist children in street situations

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