Nigerian education investment struggles with demand

Global Business

Education is high on the agenda for many voters in Nigeria where at least 40 percent of children in Nigera don’t go to primary school. A massive revamp of public education is underway and parents, teachers and pupils are desperate for more. CCTV’s Sophia Adengo filed this report from Abuja.

Nigerian education investment struggles with demand

Nigerian education investment struggles with demand

Education is high on the agenda for many voters in Nigeria where at least 40 percent of children in Nigera don't go to primary school. A massive revamp of public education is underway and parents, teachers and pupils are desperate for more. CCTV's Sophia Adengo filed this report from Abuja.

Highlights:

  • At least 40% of children in Abuja don’t go to primary school.
  • Ten years ago, the government made basic education a basic right and one that was free.
  • Many schools are in poor repair, with few teachers or teaching materials.
  • Many blame the country’s previous military rulers for the poor state of schooling.