COVID-19, abduction disrupted learning for 50 million children in Nigeria – UNICEF


The United Nations Children’ss Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted learning for about 50 million children because of the school closure when it lasted.

UNICEF explained that before the pandemic, attaining quality education was already suffering setbacks, globally while the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the efforts to improve learning for children.

Dr Tushar Rane, UNICEF Chief of Field Office, Bauchi, at the launch of the Nigerian Learning Passport (NLP) said in Nigeria, the pandemic disrupted active learning for a long period.

He said, “This has been further exacerbated by the attacks on schools and abduction of school children.

“As a UN agency for children, UNICEF wants to work with the government, partners and CSOs to ensure that children acquire the right skills to thrive and become nation builders.

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