Burkina Faso: Insecurity Keeps “One Million Students” Out Of Schools

According to the non-profit organization Save the Children, the current state of insecurity in Burkina Faso has resulted in the closure of more than 5,700 schools, which has resulted in one million students being unable to attend class.

The latest estimate is more than twice as high as the one provided by the government earlier in the year.

Since 2017, armed groups in Burkina Faso have declared their hostility toward Western educational institutions and government institutions, and as a result, they have been targeting schools and instructors.

The Education Ministry estimates that more than 28,000 teaching jobs have been put at risk as a result of the closure of schools.

Over the course of more than seven years, residents and troops in the West African country have been subjected to an increasing number of assaults by militants, notably in the north and the east. These attacks have resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and driven over two million people from their homes.


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