A staggering number of sixteen million children, aged between 6 and 15 years, are currently denied access to education across Nigeria. This educational crisis is distributed across different regions of the country as follows:

  • North West: 8.33 million
  • North East: 3.72 million
  • North Central: 1.81 million
  • South West: 1.19 million
  • South South: 700,000
  • South East: 390,000

This educational disparity is particularly pronounced between the North and South regions of Nigeria:

  • Northern Regions: 13.9 million
  • Southern Regions: 2.28 million

As a nation, Nigeria is grappling with the pressing challenge of ensuring that these 16.2 million children have access to quality education.