Matan Kwarai: Insights into early marriage and girls’ education in Northern Nigeria

Organisation: Action Health Incorporated Year: 2011

Research shows that girls in northern Nigeria are less likely to complete school and more likely to marry at an early age than those in the southern states. Yet this report highlights promising insights that some women are able to continue their education after marriage.

The stories of these ‘innovators’ – the inspirational women who have defied the odds and continued their education despite marrying at a young age – illustrate the growing significance of education in these states among the female population.

TAGS: Report Nigeria Sub-Saharan Africa Education