Nigeria

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

32% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

33,597,851 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

27,795,284 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

44%

Source: UNSDG, 2017

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

107

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

31%

Source: DHS, 2018

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

74%

Source: DHS, 2018

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

9

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure

No data available

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 71%

  • Male 71%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 59%

  • Male 66%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 43%

  • Male 57%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 29%

  • Male 27%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school
  • Female 30%

  • Male 25%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school
  • Female 44%

  • Male 38%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Programs Back to Top

Network/Convening/Conference

Accelerated Education

Project/Program

African Women Making A Difference

Project/Program

After-School STEM Clubs For Girls

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

COVID-19 Initiative: Objectives to address the Immediate and Long-term Implications of the Pandemic on Girls' Education

Project/Program

COVID-19 Response: Inclusive Education

Project/Program

Coding Boot Camp For Girls

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Network/Convening/Conference

Education Prevails: Nigerian Teachers Discuss Challenges in COVID-19

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Education and Training

Project/Program

End Female Genital Mutilation and Keep Girls in School

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Enough

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equity Initiative

Project/Program

Girls Education Project (GEP) Phase 3

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Project/Program

Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Empowering Women in Conflict Areas

Project/Program

Northern Education Initiative Plus

Project/Program

Northern Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) Program

Project/Program

Partnership for Education Project for Nigeria

Project/Program

Radio Repurposed: An old technology offers girls new chances

Research Project/Report/Study

Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)

Project/Program

Service-learning for WASH in schools

Project/Program

Sisters for Sisters' Education

Research Project/Report/Study

Strengthening Monitoring and Reporting of Attacks on Education

Project/Program

Teacher Training and Support

Project/Program

Technical Education for Communities

Research Project/Report/Study

Tega

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

UNESCO Malala Fund for Girls’ Right to Education

Research Project/Report/Study

Who Is Going Back to School? A Four-Country Rapid Survey in Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan

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