A majority of children in Iraq, where more than 40 per cent are aged below 15, have been struggling to finish primary school.
But packed classrooms and a lack of basic amenities are deterring some parents from sending their children to school.
The condition of schools has also come under attack, as Iraqis continue protests over unemployment, poor services and corruption.
Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad. (15 April 2011)