A non-governmental organisation, NGO, the African Centre for Leadership Strategy Development, says the North-East region has about 60 per cent of the 13 million out-of-school children in the country. It said this is due to the factors of insurgency and insecurity in the area.
A baseline study conducted by the group, which signaled the implementation of the community-led Collective Action for Girl Education, indicated that Adamawa State has over 888 out-of-school children. The figure also forced the group to carry out survey in three local government areas of Maiha, Song and Numan as a way of addressing the issue.
The Executive Director, Monday Osasah, at a media briefing in Yola, said the high number of out of school children in the state prompted the survey.
He noted that the NGO has trained over 150 education stakeholders comprising traditional/religious leaders, PTA and opinion moulders as well as adult education instructors.