The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said over 57 per cent of schools in Borno State remained closed, in spite the new school year, due to the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria.A statement signed by UNICEF, Abuja, Chief of Communications, Ms Doune Porter, on Friday said as a result, an estimated three million children were in need of emergency education support.”Since 2009, across the North-East, over 2,295 teachers have been killed and 19,000 displaced.”Almost 1,400 schools have been destroyed with the majority unable to open because of extensive damage or because they are in areas that remain unsafe, ” Porter.Porter quoted the Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, Mr Justin Forsyth, who said, “Children in North-East Nigeria are living through so much horror.

Source: Nigeria: 3 Million Children Need Emergency Education Support in North-East Nigeria – Unicef –