UNICEF reports that more than 50% of girls in Nigeria are not attending school at the primary and junior secondary levels. Out of the 7.6 million girls out of school, 48% are in the North West and North East regions.
Gender parity in attendance is below 1.0 in 10 states, with most disparities in the North.
The report also highlights a disparity between socioeconomic classes, with only 9% of the poorest girls attending secondary school compared to 81% of the richest quintile.
UNICEF’s Education Opportunity for Out of School Children (OOSC) project aims to address these challenges and improve educational access for all Nigerian children.