Over 11 million African girls likely to miss school due to Covid-19

– – The education of over 11 million school going girls hangs in the balance as they are likely to remain home after the covid-19 pandemic, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This problem, if not dealt with, will worsen the plight of the already existing canker of high number of girls without access to education. In sub-Saharan Africa, 33.3 million girls of primary and lower secondary school age are out of school. This number rises to 52.2 million when taking into account girls of upper secondary school age, according…

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