Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray is planning to reopen schools in the region after being closed for over three years. UNICEF’s Chief of Education, Terry Durnnian revealed that they are looking to reopen these schools by mid-April but is yet to be officially endorsed.
The classes in the schools were temporarily suspended due to damage caused by the conflict between Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the central government.
A report released by the Human Rights Watch in 2021 showed that a quarter of all schools in Tigray had been damaged during the war and the teaching staff had not received their monthly remuneration for nearly two years.
“The whole of the education system in Tigray has collapsed. Since July of last year we have 2.3 million children out of school,” Durnnian said.
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