120,000 learners have dropped out of school in Northern Kenya

Wajir children

Children pull jerrycans home with water fetched from Barmil water point, Wajir East in this photo taken on October 14, 2019. Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) has said 107,556 pupils and 13,478 students have dropped out of school. 

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Teachers Service Commission blamed for withdrawing non-local teachers owing to security concerns caused by Al-Shabaab.
  • Al-Shabab attacks have made the government to shut some schools in the region.


At least 120,000 primary and secondary school learners have dropped out of school over the last 10 months in northern Kenya, latest statistics reveal.

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