United Nations Children’s Education Funds (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Borno State government has commenced eradication of learning poverty targeting a total of 87,000 pupils affected due to 13 years of Boko Haram conflict in the state.
Speaking at Lamisula Primary School in Maiduguri on Monday, the State Coordinator, Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL), Umar Mallam Lawan said UNICEF in collaboration with State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) had selected 51 primary schools in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Konduga and Jere local government areas of the state.
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UNICEF Education Specialist, Yusuf Ismail while responding to questions from the newsmen said the decade of the insurgency had severely affected the learning process of children in the region.