By Rebecca Winthrop* Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s op-ed in the New York Times this week is welcome news, especially to girls in the north of the country. Buhari rightly emphasizes the Nigerian government’s duty to protect its citizens from Boko Haram attacks as well as the importance of ensuring education is delivered to all its children. The kidnapping of the 200 Chibok girls 12 months ago captured global attention and spurred global outrage with the grassroots movement #BringBackOurGirls. However, both before and after that horrific incident, attacks on girls’ education have been prevalent throughout the north of Nigeria. Frequently, schools—even those that have not been attacked—are closing as parents fear for the safety of their girls and do not send them to school.