UGANDA: Children quit school as aid dries up

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
GULU Tuesday, November 25, 2008 (IRIN) - Poor learning conditions and lack of food in primary schools have forced thousands of children out of class in northern Uganda over the past three months, local officials said. "The problem has been made worse as displaced primary schools relocate back to their original sites in villages when UN food aid support to primary schools has stopped," Robinson Obot, Gulu District education officer said. Some 11,123 children below 15 years of age, he said, had...