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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...

Home to the largest and one of the youngest and fastest-growing populations in Africa, Nigeria’s youthful demographic profile could prove to be either a future economic asset or a significant social burden. Given that 63% of the country’s 170m people are under the age of 24, much will ride on the progress that can be made to improve the quality and capacity of its...

Chapter | Education from The Report: Nigeria 2015

Home to the largest and one of the youngest and fastest-growing populations in Africa, Nigeria’s youthful demographic profile could prove either a future economic asset or a significant social burden. Given that 63% of the country’s 170m people are under the age of 24, much will depend on the progress that can be made to improve the quality and capacity of its education system. Major...

Fresh from a rebasing exercise in April 2014 that boosted 2013 GDP by 89% to $509.97bn, Nigeria now ranks not only as Africa’s most populous country, but also as its largest economy. It has long played an outsized regional role, making up 76% of West Africa’s GDP and around 60% of its population.

Over the past five decades development of Nigeria’s education sector has proceeded unevenly. While the government has enacted several initiatives to improve the public school and university systems, ensuring that all citizens have access to high quality, affordable schooling remains a major challenge. With this in mind, in May 2012 the Federal...

Over the past decade information and communications technology (ICT) has played an increasingly important role in Nigerian society. In the 10 years since the ICT sector was liberalised in 2003, the percentage of the population that regularly accesses the internet has skyrocketed. According to the International Telecommunications Union, the UN’s ICT...