Saturday, 28th January 2023

Improving quality of primary education in Nigeria

The United Nations says families in Nigeria spend approximately 20 percent of GDP per capita on preschool-related expenditures annually. Euphrates Efose, Chief of Education at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss evaluate this data and look at strategies for improving the quality of primary Education in Nigeria.


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Nigeria's army has revoked a ban on UNICEF after claiming it had held workshops to train spies for Boko Haram. The group's Islamist insurgency has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8 million homeless.
23 Dec 2018
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28 Dec 2018
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14 Mar 2019
Susan and her daughter, Rosette escaped conflict in Congo's Kasai region to find shelter in Kikwit in the country's southwest, but like thousands of other displaced civilians Susan struggled to find food for her daughter to eat.
29 Apr 2019
Shiites storm United Nations office in Nigeria, demand support to free El-Zakzaky.
30 May 2019
A sharp rise in attacks on schools in Afghanistan is preventing a generation of children from getting an education, UNICEF reports. Threats from the Taliban and "Islamic State" mean hundreds of schools remain shuttered.
12 Jun 2019
UNICEF says Nigeria loses about 1.3 per cent of GDP annually due to poor sanitation. Zaid Jurji, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the wider impact of Nigeria's lapses in sanitation.
16 Aug 2019
There has been a sharp increase in grave violations committed against children in 2019 in Mali, particularly in maiming and killing children, UNICEF and child protection partners warned this week.
19 Nov 2019
Children around the world are living longer, healthier lives, according to a UN report. But it's not all good news — young people today are also grappling with a host of new threats, from climate change to cyberbullying.
5 Dec 2019
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26 Jun 2020
When delegates from 50 nations met in San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter in June 1945, they found a special message in their hotel room: a vase with a single rose bearing a special name.
17 Jul 2020
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