50% Nigerian Women Offline, Can’t Access Internet, Says UNICEF

Over 50 per cent of Nigerian women are offline, with no access to the internet, while 20 per cent were less likely than men to own smart phones, creating an exclusion gap, the United Nations Children’s Fund lamented on Monday.

The organisation also expressed concern over the rate at which adolescent girls in Nigeria drop out of school estimating it at over 1.3 million annually.

The UNICEF Deputy Representative in Nigeria, Rushnan Murzata, said these in her presentation during the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child with the theme: ‘Digital generation, our generation.’

The organisation said the adolescent girls drop out of school before reaching the last year of lower secondary education.

According to her, digital inclusion and digital literacy was becoming crucial to well-being and success as the ability to read and write.

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One Response to “50% Nigerian Women Offline, Can’t Access Internet, Says UNICEF”

  1. Unbelievable

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