Nigeria Education Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Nigeria 2016

The current trajectory of the health care sector is defined in large part by the potential offered by Nigeria’s demographics and income profile. However, realising that potential will necessitate major investment and reforms to ensure that both public and private infrastructure can keep pace with demand. With an 184m-strong population growing at 2.7% per year, propelling the country to the...

The most populous country and arguably the largest economy on the continent, Nigeria is widely regarded as an African powerhouse.

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The current trajectory of the health care sector is defined in large part by the potential offered by Nigeria’s demographics and income profile. However, realising that potential will necessitate major investment and reforms to ensure that both public and private infrastructure can keep pace with demand.

 

As the population of Nigeria continues to exhibit strong growth, the pressure on public services, including education, will increase in the coming decade. Without further reform and attention, the state school system – currently underfunded and understaffed – is likely to come under severe stress.

 

What are the government’s plans for primary health care centres (PHCs) in Nigeria?

 

Vocational and technical training has been placed at the centre of education policy, with Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, emphasising the need to revive vocational training centres and put relevant skill development at the heart of tertiary education. In October 2015 the president announced that Nigeria must follow the global trend...

The most populous country and arguably the largest economy on the continent, Nigeria is widely regarded as an African powerhouse.

As part of a wide-ranging effort to prepare young Nigerians for the digital economy, expanding the use of ICT throughout the education system was a key component of the 10-year Strategic Education Plan (SEP), launched in 2007 by the Federal Ministry of Education. The SEP has laid out a number of technology-related objectives for the sector, including the achievement of...