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Schools Are Not Weapons of War -- in Nigeria or Elsewhere

Gordon Brown | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The Boko Haram pattern of behavior makes it all the more important that the safe schools initiative launched by Nigerian business leaders last week gets off the ground quickly. While Boko Haram are a small extremist faction with limited demographic reach, it will take a tougher approach to school security and safety to reassure girls' parents and teachers that their school in the northern states is safe enough to attend. That is why foreign governments are now offering financial support for security guards and for proper fortifications and security equipment to give any school threatened by a terrorist attack the best possible chance of surviving it intact.

Schools In Nigeria's Capital To Close For Security

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 07.03.2014 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Security forces raided areas near the site of two bombings in Nigeria's capital and detained eight suspects including foreigne...

Nigeria Orders The Closures Of 85 Schools

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — School officials and teachers say Borno state government has ordered the closure of all high schools amid fears of attacks...

Beyond Enrollment: Keeping Our Children in School -- A Perspective From Nigeria

Tokunboh Durosaro | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact
Tokunboh Durosaro

In Nigeria, where we work, we are squarely focused on getting African children into primary school and making sure that what awaits them is rewarding, competitive, and productive. Above all, we need to ensure that they stay.