UNICEF says 74% of youngsters in Jigawa dimensionally poor, disadvantaged of fundamental rights

The United Nations Youngsters’s Schooling Fund (UNICEF) says not lower than 74 per cent of youngsters in Jigawa State are multidimensionally poor and are disadvantaged of their fundamental rights.

The chief of the Kano UNICEF discipline workplace which covers Kano, Katsina and Jigawa, Rahma Farah, disclosed this on the Jigawa State 2022 A number of Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) launch held in Dutse, the state capital on Friday.

Farah mentioned kids within the state and in Northern Nigeria face extreme multi-dimensional deprivations, particularly within the North-West the place virtually all states have multidimensional poverty charges greater than the nationwide common.

He, nonetheless, lamented that amongst states beneath the Kano UNICEF discipline, Jigawa had the worst youngster deprivation charge, as 73.9 per cent of youngsters within the state have been multidimensionally poor.

“At the moment, we now have gathered in Jigawa to launch the findings and outcomes of the A number of Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 6) for the Jigawa state. This MICS survey was carried out in 2021, and the outcomes have been launched in August 2022,” Farah mentioned.

“MICS is a survey carried out on the family stage to offer statistically sound and comparable information on key growth indicators associated to kids, ladies and susceptible teams within the society

“Most youngsters in Jigawa are disadvantaged of their fundamental rights for survival, safety and growth

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“The MICS ends in 2021 for Jigawa state reveal that whereas the state has made important progress in some indicators, there are nonetheless indicators that both didn’t enhance, such because the case of kid start registration, or are nonetheless beneath the nationwide averages, such because the under-five mortality charge

“We’re seeing that lower than two per cent of the youngsters assessed have demonstrated foundational studying and numeracy expertise. That is an pressing name for fast motion. At the moment’s launching of the MICS in Jigawa is an pressing name for motion.

“That is an emergency name for policymakers, neighborhood leaders, civil society organisations, politicians, state parliamentarians and worldwide actors throughout all sectors to place in probably the most efforts and design progressive methods to enhance the present human growth state of affairs within the state,” the UN consultant mentioned.

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