The Proprietress of The Oasis Academy, Kwara State, Funmi Omisope, has described as sad the challenge that no fewer than 10.5m Nigerian children are out of school.
Omisope also decried abandonment of the children, describing it as a threat to peace, security and progress.
She spoke in Ilorin on Thursday, during the 11th anniversary of Home Street Kids Initiative, her non-governmental organisation that caters to abandoned children.
According to her, the NGO caters and provides free education for 24 children, 15 of who are from Nigeria.
The educationist, who said that six of the children were from Niger Republic, noted that two came from Mali, while one person came from The Republic of Chad.
Omisope also appealed to all tiers of governments, as well as donor agencies and corporate bodies, to assist genuine efforts of social welfare organisations to address the menace of child abandonment and child street begging.