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Nigeria’s education crisis: 20 million children out of school

Around 20 million Nigerian children do not go to school, according to figures from UNICEF, one of the highest numbers of out-of-school children anywhere in the world. Security fears, a lack of public schools and extreme poverty all contribute to keeping children out of school. For some, like 14-year-old Joy, who was abandoned under a bridge in Lagos by her mother, being taken out of school is also accompanied by severe trauma.

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