Nigeria's girls and the struggle for an education in the line of fire

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While the focus is rightly on rescuing Nigeria's abducted girls, issues of funding and school security must not be ignored

Despite the plight of more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls grabbing the world's attention, there remains insufficient focus on the wider issues of education and gender politics in Africa's most populous country.

Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school. Of the 57 million youngsters worldwide who are not receiving a formal education, more than 10 million live in Nigeria – and in the current climate that number is rising.

Read the full blog post by David Archer in the Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog