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‘Insurgency affecting education in North’

Mshelbwala, who was speaking at a press conference in Abuja, said the insurgency has taken its toll on school infrastructures, forcing the students and teaching personnel to flee from most of the schools in the rural areas.
He lamented: “If a student has not gone to school for two years, there is no way he can cope in any situation, it is like his whole schooling career has been destroyed.”
While condemning the unrest, Mshelbwala implored the government to do more in arresting the situation by addressing poverty and providing basic education for the insurgents,adding: “The basic thing to be addressed is poverty and after it, education because many of the insurgents are not educated and they can easily be indoctrinated.”
Also speaking, Engr. Kola Taiwo, Acting International President of the association, urged the government to remove financial barriers to acquiring education in order to make it accessible to all and sundry.

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