Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fixing Education in Nigeria

Fixing education in Nigeria. Education in Nigeria will never be the same. The sooner we realize that and stop trying to resist the inevitable, the sooner we can find solutions. Nigerians have forgotten the reason why we educate children in Nigeria. Statistics About Education in Nigeria.

Fixing Education in Nigeria

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has released a damning report about Nigeria’s education sector.

UNESCO Country Director in Nigeria, Professor Hassana Alidou, while speaking at the launch of the 2012 Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR), said Nigeria has some of the worst education indicators globally.

According to him, the report indicated that Nigeria has the largest population of out-of-school children. The report showed that Nigeria has about 10.5 million out-of-school children.

Alidou further noted that the EFA global monitoring report revealed a high level of gender inequality and inequity which is very pronounced in certain parts of the country.

The report also indicated that education costs are generally prohibitive in Nigeria among others.

These indicators showed that Nigeria might not achieve the goal of Education For All, barely three years to 2015 global time line in spite of the commitment and efforts of the Federal Government toward attainment of same.

How can we fix the education problem in Nigeria? Challenges facing primary education in Nigeria?  Got an Idea. Please leave a comment below.


  1. First I think we need to change the 6-3-3-4 system to a better system that will work best for Nigeria. I also believe we need to revamp the department or ministry of education. They are all crooks and rogue

  2. Prayer for my country