Nigeria Education Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Nigeria 2017

In February 2017 the Nigerian government approved the second National Strategic Health Development Plan. The policy “lays emphasis on primary health care… in addition to the provision of financial risk protection to all Nigerians”. It also aims to fast-track the operationalisation of the 2014 National Health Bill, which overhauled the organisation and funding of the health care system and...

With Africa’s largest economy and its biggest population, Nigeria is the continent’s heavyweight. The country has been blessed with resource-rich lands, areas of great agricultural fertility and favourable demographics, but it has also had its fair share of challenges.

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With Africa’s largest economy and its biggest population, Nigeria is the continent’s heavyweight. The country has been blessed with resource-rich lands, areas of great agricultural fertility and favourable demographics, but it has also had its fair share of challenges.

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.

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.

Chapter | Education from The Report: Nigeria 2013

The education sector was allocated $2.69bn in the 2013 federal budget, making it the highest recipient of government spending. A large youth population –estimated at 75m people – points to rapidly expanding demand for education and training of all types for years to come. Boosting private sector activity, particularly at the primary level, continues to be a fundamental objective of the government...