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Schools, universities, students, teachers, and academics in West and Central Africa have suffered over 2,500 attacks over the past 5 years, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a 300-page report released on Thursday. Nine countries from the region are included in the report, Education under Attack 2020, which details the systematic targeting of teachers and students, the excessive use of force against university student and staff protests, and the use of schools by armed forces and non-state armed groups for bases or training grounds.
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