Nigeria’s 20 million out-of-school youngsters are future Boko Haram members: Obasanjo 

Nigeria’s 20 million out-of-school youngsters are future Boko Haram members: Obasanjo 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Out-of-school children

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the rising variety of out-of-school youngsters in Nigeria, saying they’re potential terrorists ought to the nation fail to sort out the menace.

“These 20 million youngsters which might be out of faculty, we will get them again to highschool,” Mr Obasanjo stated. “If we don’t get them again to highschool, we’re getting ready for Boko Haram of tomorrow. It should occur as positive as daylight.”

The previous president disclosed this on the Nationwide Summit on Tertiary Training Reform organised by the Home of Representatives in Abuja on Tuesday.

A report by the UN Instructional, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) reveals that the variety of Nigeria’s out-of-school youngsters has hit 20.2 million below President Muhammadu Buhari.

In accordance with the report, Nigeria is forward of Ethiopia, which has 10.5 million out-of-school youngsters, Congo (5.9 million) and Kenya (1.8 million).

Talking additional, Mr Obasanjo stated “tertiary schooling is essential. However schooling, significantly schooling that has left 20 million of our kids out of faculty and people twenty million haven’t any entry to schooling.

“What can we do? The place are these 20 million youngsters? The place are they positioned? Can we’ve colleges within the morning and afternoon to get them in at the very least for six years,” he queried.

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