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Rights commission seeks end to poor education in W/Africa

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Nigeria - Acting Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu has called on stakeholders in West Africa to come up with practical recommendations that will break the jinx of poor education standard in the sub-region.

He said this yesterday in Abuja during a strategy meeting organised by the secretariat of the Network of National Human Rights Institutions in West Africa.

Ojukwu said although cultural factors have been blamed for poor education in the region, some other critics have pointed out that poor funding of public schools by government was the cause of poor education standard.

On rights to education, Ojukwu called for accessibility without discrimination, while urging for an inclusive and functional educational system.

Speaking at the event, representative of UNESCO regional office, Ydo Yao said statistics revealed that 263 million children and young people were out of school in the sub-region and 617 million children and adolescents worldwide do not meet the minimum threshold for literacy and mathematics.

By Maureen Onochie
Dailytrust.com.ng

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