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Highlighting CSEA’s research in the education sector

Today, the 24th of January, the world celebrates the International Day of Education to recognize the role education plays in fostering peace and development. This year’s theme is “to invest in people, prioritize education”. Education remains a veritable tool for eradicating poverty globally and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without inclusive and equitable quality education, […]

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The Economic and Social Costs of Out of School Children in Nigeria

Out-of-school children (OOSC) has long been a global problem that affects a country in various ramifications. With 10.5 million OOSC, Nigeria is recognised to have the largest number of children not attending school in the world. The economic and social repercussions of not educating these children in Nigeria are examined in this brief. Exploratory data […]

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The Potential of Accelerated Education Programmes in Solving the Out-of- School Children and Youth Problem in West Africa

In many countries, myriad policy efforts and initiatives have been launched toward achieving the goal of Education for All. These include: grass-roots lobbying for the importance of schooling, political declarations for universal access to education, introduction of school fees abolition initiatives, and/or pro-poor education financing frameworks, among others (UNICEF, 2018, p.2). Despite these efforts, too […]

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Ensuring learning continuity for every African child in the time of COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 250 million primary and secondary children are out of school in Africa. If schools only reopen when normalcy returns, which is estimated to be in 2021 at the earliest, an inclusive learning approach that leaves no child behind, especially in Africa, is essential. According to the World Bank, 87 percent of children in […]

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The Special Education Needs Of Violence-Induced Out-Of-School Children In Nigeria

The rise of Boko Haram has plunged North Eastern Nigeria, and particularly Borno State, deeper into educational crisis. While rebuilding infrastructure is already underway, and is certainly a good step, ensuring that the region is in a condition to recover must involve a much more careful and all-encompassing drive to ensure the state’s youth are […]

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Nigeria Education in Focus (Issue 5)

According to UNESCO, about 35.9 million primary and secondary school learners are currently out-of-school as a result of the school closures. For primary schools, this number totals approximately 25.6 million students, of which about 87 percent (23.5 million) are students enrolled in public schools. The numbers are just as stark for secondary school learners. Of […]

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Nigeria Education in Focus (Issue4)

Education is acknowledged largely as a significant tool because it equips students with the functional skills for decent living and generates human capital that can spur economic development. Education has many levels, each of which is essential in its distinctiveness and therefore requires adequate public investment.In Nigeria, government’s policy design and investment focuses mainly on […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 31)

Data from the NBS on mining and quarrying in Nigeria show an increase in the quantity of solid minerals produced in 2017. Precisely, Nigeria produced 45.75 million tons of solid minerals in 20171 – up by 5.2 percent Year-on-Year. Disaggregated by states, Ogun state produced the largest tons of about 51 percent of total solid […]

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Examining Nigerias Learning Crisis: Can Communities Be Mobilized To Take Action?

Until recently, policy design and interventions in basic education were unduly focused on increasing school enrollment in developing countries, with little attention on improving the quality of learning. Using two states in Nigeria – Lagos and Kano, this paper examined the extent to which School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) mobilized actions (collective and private) to improve school-level […]

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