School’s out for summer, school’s out forever, school’s been blown to pieces.
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations warned on Thursday that one million children could have their education interrupted in areas, where conflict with the Taliban has damaged or turned schools into civilian shelters.
Around 600,000 out of an estimated 2.2 million people displaced by fighting between government troops and the Taliban across the northwest have returned home, a UN spokeswoman told a news conference.
“It is encouraging that some 600,000 people have returned but we are still looking at a very large number who have not,” said Stephanie Bunker….
In the NWFP, only 22 percent of women and girls older than 15 are literate. Only seven percent of girls older than 10-years-old are literate in the tribal areas, the UN said.