2023 International Children's Day of Broadcasting
The 2023 International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) comes up on Sunday 4th, March 2023. The ICDB was launched by UNICEF in 1991 to encourage broadcasters worldwide to create awareness on children's issues. It's a day broadcasters allow children to be part of the programming process, to talk about their hopes, dreams and exchange ideas with their peers on issues affecting them.
The theme for this year's celebration is; 'More money for primary education'. In Nigeria, primary education is officially free and compulsory but 18 million of the country's children aged between 5 - 14years are not in school. Only 61 percent of 6 -year-olds regularly attend primary school. Adequate funding of primary education will create an enabling environment for increased demand for qualitative education which is the bedrock of enhanced knowledge, improved behaviour and personal growth of the children.
We therefore enjoin broadcasters to open airwaves to the children for this year's celebration and throughout the year and also to produce documentaries that highlight the plight of children in Nigeria
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