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Schools should be supported in protecting education from deliberate targeting so that children, and the societies they live in, are better able to reach their full potential.

The Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram has targeted schools since its insurgency began in 2009. The nickname of the group roughly translates as "Western education is sinful."

Her group has opened seven schools in rebel-held Aleppo, serving up to 3,000 pupils in basement classrooms to shield students from the bombs.

The UN says 10,000 children have been unable to resume their education this year because militiamen have set up base in their schools.

It will surprise many to learn that unlike Congo, Canada does not have military policies or rules explicitly saying its armed forces will refrain from using schools for military purposes.

Thousands of children in Central African Republic are being prevented from starting the academic year by armed groups which are occupying schools and installing barriers nearby.

A look back at history reveals there’s little new to the goal of protecting education from military interference.

More than a month after multiple companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) occupied various schools of Srinagar, the forces stay put and have even built watch towers and bunkers in the schools’ premises.

UNRWA strongly condemns the parties responsible for the shelling of one of its schools in Khan Eshieh in Syria.

The Afghan government and the international donor community, which have jointly invested billions of dollars, largely for promotion of primary education as a part of Afghanistan’s reconstruction program, are in denial of the dangers that public schools encounter.

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