Existential Realities of Out- of - School Children in Kano Metropolis: Implications for Policy Implementation in Nigeria

Saheed Olanrewaju Jabaar, PhD


This study is an exploration of the menace of out-of-school children in Kano metropolis. The study used qualitative method of investigation to investigate the social economic conditions of the children, factors that keep them on the street and possible ways of taking them off the street back to school. Data revealed a harsh and deplorable living conditions of the children. It was also revealed that poverty, negligence by parents, high rate of divorce and ignorance on the part of parents are the major reasons why the children remain on the street. Taking the children out of the street would require effective implementation of social policies on family life, poverty reduction and the universal basic education act of 2004.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jecs.v5n5p32


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