Will Ross at a school in Kano
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Nigeria school reforms offer children broader education

2 June 2014 Last updated at 07:50 BST

The Islamist group, Boko Haram's campaign of violence has forced the closure of many schools in Nigeria.

More than 200 school girls are still in captivity, seven weeks after being abducted.

But even before this violence, literacy rates were extremely low in the north of the country, due to decades of poor governance and neglect

Now there are efforts to reform schools so that millions of children can get a broader education.

Will Ross reports from an Islamiyya - or religious school - in Kano, a city that has been attacked by Boko Haram several times.