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Examination fear in Nigeria

Examination fear in Nigeria

The summer term means exams for millions of students worldwide. But in northern Nigeria, those exams are taking place in schools that are under siege. “Pupils think, ‘If I attend school today, will I be safe and return to my parents?’ ” said Emmanuel Hwande, spokesman for the Nigeria Union of Teachers. “Teachers think, ‘Will I come back and meet my family?’ Boko Haram’s idea is to instil fear in pupils, and that they have achieved.”
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