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60% of Nigerian girls out of school

By CNBC Africa
05 June 2018   |   3:37 pm
According to the Education Commission, more than 8 million Nigerian children, 60 per cent of them girls, are not in school and won’t have the skills they need to get jobs and build secure, stable futures.

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