There is general lack of schooling facilities for both children and adult learners. In addition, the available facilities are not sensitive to the nomadic lifestyle of the ASAL inhabitants.
Most of the pastoralist communities are usually not willing to send their children to school. They prefer instead to send their children to look after the family’s stock of wealth (livestock). Even where parents allow their children to attend school, they usually prefer educating boys to girls.
The absence of the pastoralist children from their rightful place in school is just one in a long list of hardships these children are faced with due to poverty - a condition that results from many social injustices, especially poor governance and lack of community participation in decisions that affect them. Conditions for girl students are even worse, many of them drop out of school before class five due to a host of factors including early marriages/pregnancy.