Statement by Alice Albright on the attack against a school in Katsina State, Nigeria
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A classroom in Nigeria
A classroom in Nigeria
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The attack against the ‘Government Science School’ in Nigeria’s Katsina state on December 11 is an outrage. Hundreds of children who attended the school are still unaccounted for.

The Global Partnership for Education condemns this violent act. Children and schools must be protected at all times – never targeted. Attacks against schools are a grave violation of children’s rights and add to the countless obstacles that children in Nigeria face to get an education. Nigeria is home to one in every five out-of-school children in the world.

I extend my most sincere sympathies to the families affected by this tragic event.

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For more information, contact: Tamara Kummer, Media Lead, Global Partnership for Education +33 7 82 26 07 18, tkummer@globalpartnership.org

About the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

GPE is a shared commitment to ending the world’s learning crisis. We mobilize partners and funds to support 76 lower-income countries to transform their education systems so that every girl and boy can get the quality education they need to unlock their full potential and contribute to building a better world. GPE recently launched a $5+ billion financing campaign, “Raise Your Hand”, to help transform education systems in up to 87 countries, which are home to more than 1 billion children.

A classroom in Nigeria
A classroom in Nigeria
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