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...ulation and has severely limited enrollment in school. This is rather contrary to Boko Haram’s statement that western education in the north is having devastating consequences on its youth, since most school aged pupils have not been exposed. The inability to find a meaningful job is directly correlated to a lack of education and credentials, which is why many of the lower members of Boko Haram join in the first place; for them it serves as a means to an end and a way to escape the economic hardships of their circumstance. It seems rather unlikely if the opportunity to attend school was available, the emergence of Boko Haram could have taken place. In fact most of the leaders of Boko Haram have not been exposed to western forms of education and have acquired their knowledge from Quranic teachings. Which explains the rather simplistic nature of the group’s ideology.
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