War keeps millions of children from attending school

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA – Such an occurrence happens due to armed conflicts that stops mass schooling; it was explained in a statement the UN program released on Tuesday.

In the South Sudanese territory there are about two million children of primary and secondary level (between 6 and 15 years), without access to education, highlighted in the report which comprises 22 countries object of analysis,
The war in that nation destroyed more than 800 schools, recalled Phuong T. Nguyen, an official agency of the UN in this country.
Forty-seven percent of children are limited in attending schools due to the same cause and poverty exists, particularly in the Sahel region in Niger.
Niamey has an illiteracy rate close to 90 percent, one of the largest in the world, according to figures from the Niger Ministry of national education, literacy and promotion of national languages.
Sudan has 41 percent of their children between five and 15 years of age disabled accumulate results teachers because they cannot go to the classrooms, adds the report.
Violence and attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram against the civilian population in African countries such as Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, prevents the schooling of another million children.
In that region more than 2,000 schools remain closed, some for more than one year, according to the newspaper Nigerian Tribune.
Hundreds of schools are destroyed in this area of West Africa attacks, looting and fires of groups fundamentalist Boko Haram and Al-Shabab, among others.
Children who cannot read and perform at least basic writings, are at risk of losing their future and not be able to enjoy the opportunity to contribute to their economies and societies in adulthood, said UNICEF.

By IRNA