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Images of bodies being pulled from the rubble of bombed schools in Gaza caused outrage last summer - and led to calls to end the militarisation of schools in Palestine and beyond.

The European University Association (EUA) has called on all European universities to unite in solidarity for the victims of Garissa University College in Kenya and all those affected by other attacks on universities and in support of university values around the world.

Suddenly, I felt something wrong had happened to my beloved shaheed mentor.” Dr Amna Afreen was squeezed into the back seat of a Toyota Probox station-wagon, travelling at speed down the Nipa Overpass on Karachi’s bustling University Road when the gunman opened fire.

Police in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has trained nearly 11,000 security guards this year for the protection of educational institutes in the aftermath of the 2014 Taliban attack on a school here.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police department has so for trained 10,727 security guards for educational institutions in the first quarter of the current year across the province while 10,610 guards are awaiting training, said a police spokesman today.

Students have been shut out of Yemen’s classrooms since the Saudi-led air attacks started on March 26. Those attacks have also killed hundreds of schoolchildren and damaged schools and universities.

A security guard was injured in a firing incident outside St. Francis High School in Lahore’s Bahar Colony when he tried to stop dacoits from stealing a motorbike.

One year ago, on April 14, 2014, 276 teenage girls staying in the dormitories of a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, northeast Nigeria, were abducted by Boko Haram. Of the original total, 57 managed to escape, leaving 219 still missing. They remain unaccounted for to this day.

Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups – according to a new report from UNICEF.

Schools in the rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo have been closed for a week after an airstrike on a primary school was reported to have killed five children and three teachers.

Students and teachers at an institution for higher learning in northern Kenya were rudely awakened Thursday last week to the sound of gunshots. By the end of the day, more than 140 of them died at the hands of gunmen affiliated with al-Shabab.

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