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Why community participation in schooling is struggling in Nigeria: a view from the ground

By Máiréad Dunne, Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Sussex
Sara Humphreys, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sussex
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Nigeria has more out-of-school children than any other country in the world. Around 10.5 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are not in school.

A key government strategy to get more children into school, and improve school quality, is to increase parental and community participation.

Parental and community involvement in various aspects of schooling – ensuring that children go to school, contributing…

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