According to a report released by the Lagos-based Research Firm, SB Morgen, Bauchi has the highest number of out-of-school Children in Nigeria with figures rising to 1, 239, 759, while Katsina state became second with 873,633 out-of-school children.
Figures from the report indicated Kano as the third state with 837,479 and while Kaduna as the fourth state with 652,990 out-of-school children in Nigeria. While Zamfara state is the 12th state with highest number of out-of-school children in Nigeria.
Edo is the least state with number of out-of-school kids in Nigeria with 79,446 figure as indicated by the report.
The high raise for the number of out of school children in northern Nigeria will not be unconnected with issue of frequent and massive kidnapping of school children that forced some northern governments to shut down schools.
The figures indicating the number of children out of school by states are said to have sourced from the Federal Ministry of Education by SB Morgen; and are presented in descending order as follows:
A’ IBOM: 194,018
CROSS RIVER: 140,944