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Four years after the Chibok girls’ abduction, keeping girls out of school remains a key part of Boko Haram’s violent campaign in Nigeria. In Borno state, parents are reluctant to send their girls to school and many boarding schools have closed. But why is educating girls so vital in the fight against Boko Haram? And how can girls continue to attend school where the group remains a threat?
This View on Africa is presented by Uyo Yenwong-Fai, Researcher, ISS Pretoria. She will discuss how girls’ education can help win the war against Boko Haram.
About View on Africa
Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.
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