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New Report Details Extent of Attacks on Education Worldwide

A new report issued by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, Education Under Attack 2014, details the extent of attacks on educators, students, and schools worldwide between 2009 and 2013. The report singles ou...
by Alex Leedom


Northern States in Nigeria Undertake Education Reform

In March, governors of the 19 Northern States of Nigeria met to eliminate secondary school fees in an effort to boost student enrollment. Governor of the Niger state and chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, Baban...
by Alex Leedom


Assistance and Training Provided to the Disabled in Nigeria

The Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society has initiated a pilot program to aid people with disabilities in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. If successful, this program will soo...
by Amanda Lubit



New Report Shows the High Cost of Keeping Children Out of School

A new report released by the Washington, DC-based Results for Development Institute (R4D) has shown that it is more expensive to keep children out of school than to educate them. The study, entitled Hidden Burden: The Economic ...
by Carla Drumhiller


Nigerian Health Officials Tackle Child Pneumonia Epidemic

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is calling for nation-wide action towards tackle the country’s growing pneumonia epidemic. The deadly disease accounts for 17 per cent of all deaths under the age of five, accumulati...
by Rachel Pozivenec


Food Insecurity Threatens 1.4 Million Nigerian Children

In September, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned of the potential for severe food shortages in the conflict-affected northern states of Nigeria. The European Commission’s Humanitarian Office (ECHO) estimates ...
by Amanda Lubit



Rift Widens in Nigerian Lecturer Strike

Tensions continue to rise as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Nigerian federal government make no progress in negotiations. The union insists that the government honor its commitment to an agreement estab...
by Sean Yi


African Girls Speak Out for their Rights

According to a survey released on October 11th, International Day of the Girl Child, adolescent girls informed researchers that they want and need better education, access to health care and less impoverished and threatening li...
by Ashleigh Brown


Activists Urge an End to Child Marriage in Nigeria

According to a recent report released by the Ford Foundation, Nigeria has the highest rates of child marriage of all West African countries. Throughout West Africa, nearly 5 million girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are alrea...
by Amanda Lubit