Education continues to be targeted. Three teachers were kidnapped in the Fundong subdivision (Boyo division) and in Mbengwi (Momo division) by NSAGs. In four different incidents, thirteen students and three teachers were abducted, and later released. Two schools in Buea suffered arson attacks, on 4 and 6 April, by unknown armed men. These incidents negatively affected learning, as they caused fear resulting to absenteeism and dropout amongst teachers and pupils respectively.
The partners supported the training of 351 primary school teachers (189 females) from the NWSW. The teachers received skills on integrating psychosocial support in classroom learning activities and enhancing school-based risk mitigation for 53,017 pupils (30,533 girls). This training aims at improving the protective learning environment in some operational schools in the NWSW. To promote access to education, partners supported 2,305 children (1,198 girls) through the construction of temporary learning spaces. In addition, 34,145 children (19,383 girls) continue to have access to non-formal education through distance learning and radio education programs in the NWSW.