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Boko Haram affects attainment of MDGs

28 January 2016, 21:31

Abuja - Boko Haram insurgency is impacting on the country’s attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a senior official said.

Director of Tertiary Education, Hindatu Abdullahi, observed the End Point Report on MDGs’ achievement showed appreciable progress Nigeria made, particularly in the areas of universal access to education and gender equality.

She however noted the positive trend had been disrupted by the activities of Boko Haram attacks on many schools, leaving a large number of the internally displaced school children population.

The Boko Haram insurgents have blamed for the destruction of infrastructure.

Also read: Multiple bomb blasts rock Chibok

Teachers are shunning areas that are affected by the insurgency.

Infamously, the Boko Haram sect members kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls at their dormitories at the Chibok Government School.

Efforts to rescue them have been unsuccessful.

Abdullahi however acknowledged the effort of this present government in addressing the challenges of Boko Haram insurgency.

She said that the Federal Ministry of Education would continue to provide the enabling policies that will check insecurity in local schools.

Abdullahi also called on principals of unity colleges to work collectively to alleviate the challenges of internally displaced school children.

- CAJ News


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