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North East Nigeria: Education Sector Year in Review, 2016

The Education Sector Year in Review Factsheet provides an overview of Key Sector Figues, objectives, indicators and targets, sector funding in 2016 and a summary of the response and achievements for the year.


Northeast Nigeria faced an emergency rooted in opposition to education, in which over 3 million conflict-affected children were deprived of education or had no access to education. Up to 645 teachers were murdered (Nigerian Union of Teachers, Oct 2015); 19,000 displaced and 1,200 schools damaged and destroyed (SUBEB, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe). An entire generation stood a high risk of losing their right to education which would not only have dire consequences upon individual lives but also severe impact upon the wider society

United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
06 Apr 2017
Document type: 
Fact Sheet
Disaster management
Disaster Risk Reduction
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Regional Coordination
Coordination hub(s): 
Borno State
Gombe State
National Coordination
Yobe State
Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017