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1 in 6 Nigerian children are not in school

1 in 6 Nigerian children are not in school
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Annual reports do not assure success of students in examination.

Education data is a compilation of data from schools, based on graduation rates, test score averages, drop-out rates, and particularly external examination performances. It serves as the measurement of the achievements of individuals, institutions, regions, and states while using them as a standard to aid improvement of others in their fields. Currently, many states are into publishing of annual reports that give details of school accountability data, but still there is no improvement in the success rates of students in examination.

The lack of improvement is attributed to unreliability of majority of the information contained in the annual reports. This is likewise as a result of the mode of sourcing, compiling and presenting the data. Inaccessibility to accurate data in the educational sector has been discovered to be an hindrance to combating challenges in the sector. These challenges include infrastructural decay, inadequate funding, limited resources, insufficient personnel among others, all linked to lack of access to accurate data.

Adoption of local statistics would identify the solution to problems.

According to the United Nations, there is a recent report that only 15 percent of Nigerians are permitted access to electricity while UNESCO asserts that only 24 percent of Nigerians get secondary school education and above. This report therefore introduces the baffling question that why are a large number of Nigerians denied access to basic education in the 21st century? To combat these problems, there is a need to adopt local statistics for proper identification of where progress can be achieved in finding a solution.

In today’s world, given the fast-paced artificial intelligence (AI), many executives believe that a winning strategy is achieved through data-driven operations when it concerns businesses. This fact is strengthened by the 88 percent increase in digital capabilities investment and 77 percent increase in IT investment. The 2022 Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey added that the success of a business lies with the ability granted to employees to access their data whether or not they are within technical teams.

The sector could collaborate with the government to solve challenges.

Furthermore, in the educational sector, the possibility of an Education Technology (EdTech) startup figuring out reasons why there are insufficient schools in a community means it could determine the number of students who live there through census data. Achievement of that phase means there could also be a collaboration between the sector and government officials to find solutions which might include the construction of more schools or provision of transportation for students who trek long distance to reach far school destination on a daily basis.

As is expected, collections of information used in learning fields should be considered as an instrument that is received and implemented for proper administration of the educational process which includes production of tangible outputs. Data implementation helps the decision-making and critical thinking of teachers, students, researchers, parents, NGOs, researchers, educational institutions and the government. Thus, reduction of the numbers of children who are out of school would be addressed through collection and analysis of data.

With proper planning, no Nigerian would lack basic education.

With high quality evidence and information it is possible to create innovative solutions that can contribute to the improvement of school performance and retaining of children in schools. Report has it that 1 out of every 6 Nigerian children is either not enrolled in school or does not attend regularly. However, with accurate and proper data, stakeholders in the industry can ensure that no Nigerian child lacks access to basic education. Achievement of this goal solely depends on the political will, coordination and effective planning between the federal and state government authorities and local governments.


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2 months ago

1 in 6 Nigerian children are not in schoolAnnual reports do not assure success of students in examination. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
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2 months ago

These statistics are really a projection of the rate at which children don’t go to school in Nigeria. We need to do more in educating our children, it will help make them better in the society.

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9
2 months ago

It is absurd that despite the publication of annual reports detailing improvement of educational data, student exam performance rates have not increased in many states.

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8
2 months ago

Since the lack of easy access to reliable data has been identified as a barrier to addressing issues in the education sector, the government should at least assist us in this regard.

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10
2 months ago

1 in 6 Nigerian children are not in school. Nigeria is lacking so much in so many things due to bad government. They refuse to build the country. They prepare going to other countries to enjoy things over there

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9
2 months ago

The federal government needs to intervene in this lack of education issue because the children are the future of tomorrow and if they do not get an education how will tomorrow be good for us.

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10
2 months ago

It is very bad that we are still hearing this type of news in the country,a country that is blessed with both human and natural resources which if properly manage it can change scope of this withing 3 years.

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9
2 months ago

I know this lack of education will be predominant in these Northern states, their government needs serious work over there because they are really behind in the educational sector.

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9
2 months ago

Educating this children is really important they should be educate so the can secure their future government should pay attention this issue

Member
8
2 months ago

Our government should try and make sure education is been access to everyone, everyone should be educated especially the young ones

Member
9
2 months ago

The failure of the reports is probably because those are in charge of compiling the reports are not competent enough for the job.

Member
8
2 months ago

How can the students even yield good results when the reports they are given is not even accurate in the first place.

Member
8
2 months ago

Despite the fact that education is been prioritized in this country it baffles me that such tragedy could still occur.

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8
2 months ago

I expect this educational deficiency to be especially widespread in the Northern states, where the government is clearly lagging behind the curve.

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9
2 months ago

I urge the educational sector to work in hand with the government to solve challenges confronting the sector. It will bring about accessibility to accurate data in the educational sector .

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8
2 months ago

I expect this educational deficit to be particularly acute in the Northern states; the government up there has some significant catching up to do.

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9
2 months ago

In order to better prepare the next generation of citizens, our government should prioritise expanding access to quality education.

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9
2 months ago

It is so unfortunate that 1 out of 6 Nigerian children is not in school due to numerous challenges plaguing this country. The compound the whole matter, there is no more free education anywhere. Our government have not been helpful in this regards. The basic and necessary needs of the country that will help educational-wise are not available.

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9
2 months ago

For proper education and learning for all the children, the federal government in collaboration with state government, local government and the communities need to team up to achieve this goal. Provision should be made to that effect and education should be free especially at primary level.

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8
2 months ago

It’s really sad how much out-of-school children we have. It is feasible to develop creative solutions that can help to improve school performance and keep kids in school with the use of high quality evidence and information.

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8
2 months ago

It is ridiculous that student exam success rates have not risen in several states despite the publication of annual reports outlining improvements in educational data.