The 2018 National Personnel Audit for primary school has shown that, Oyo state is among the first 10 states with highest number of out of school children in Nigeria.
According to report by NPA for primary school, the out of school children all over Nigeria is estimated to 10, 193, 918 with Kano State emerged tops with 989, 234 population of out of school children and Akwa Ibom with 581, 800 in second spot.
Katsina has 536, 122 to come third and Kaduna has 524, 670 to come fourth, Taraba is fifth with 499, 923 out-of-school children, followed by Sokoto, 436, 570; Yobe, 427, 230; Zamfara, 422, 214 and Oyo, 418, 900.
Report revealed that south western states at with the least numbers of out-of-school children, Ekiti with 50, 945; followed by Bayelsa, 53, 079; Enugu, 82, 051 while North Central Kwara is 84, 247.
The breakdown of the figures of
out of school children in Nigeria is contained in the Short and Medium Term Blueprint/Work Plan on the implementation of Education for Change: A Ministerial Strategic Plan (MSP) document. The document estimated that the number of out-of-school children at the end of five years (2018-2023) would be 193, 918.
The document said: “The 2018 National Personnel Audit for primary schools in Nigeria shows that 10, 193, 918 were out of school.
“Following the various Federal Government intervention programmes aimed at reducing the rate of out-of-school children in Nigeria by 2, 000, 000 every year for the next five years, the estimated out of school children at the end of the five years will be 193, 918.
“The above followed the assumption that there would be no new out-of-school children in these five years.
“All children of school age will automatically enrol in school, following the compulsory years of schooling as enshrined in the Universal Basic Education Act.”