Niamey, Niger, 29 June 2009 - In
Niger, children's education is a national challenge.
One child in three does not go to school.
And if a child is at school, chances are, she or he won't complete the
For girls, the situation is an even bigger
concern: only one in two girls goes to primary school, one in ten to secondary
school and one in fifty to high school.
Working towards achieving universal primary
education and gender equality, the Ministry of Education and UNICEF have
placed the improvement of quality teaching and of the school environment