The World Bank said Nigeria has the highest number of out of school children in the world with 11 million pupils recorded in 2020.
The Nigerian out of school children was 15 million in 2003.
According to the global financial institution, the number of school
children under review who are between 6-15years increased by 100%
between 2003 and 2020.
It revealed that the number of in-school children in 2003 was 20 million
and has increased to 40 million in 2020, stating that the population of
Nigerian children aged 6-15years in 2003 was 35 million and 51 million
It, however, stated that more efforts need to be made to ensure Nigeria’s
children are back to school.