Violence and attacks against civilian populations in northeastern Nigeria and its neighboring countries have forced more than 1 million children out of school, UNICEF said on 22 December 2015 on its website.
The number of children missing out on their education due to the conflict adds to the estimated 11 million children of primary school age who were already out of school in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger before the onset of the crisis. This point shows the sevirty of the crisis in the region that may in near future lead to some sort of chaos pertaining to the current educational machanism.
The majority of schools have been able to re-open. However, many classrooms are severely overcrowded as some school buildings are still being used to house the large numbers of displaced persons seeking shelter from the conflict.
In other areas, however, insecurity, fear of violence and attacks are preventing many teachers from resuming classes and discouraging parents from sending their children back to school. In Nigeria alone, approximately 600 teachers have been killed since the start of the Boko Haram insurgency.
However, security constraints and funding shortfalls hinder access to education services and the delivery of emergency learning materials. Some NGOs around the word resive funding required in 2015 to respond to the humanitarian needs of children in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.
The Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism has always condemned the Boko haram terrorist actions against the innocent people of Nigeria urging all NGOs to do their part to stop such atrocities. (ADVT) also supports all entities to provide access to education for children affected by conflicts in countries, most of whom live in the countries of Middle East.