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Is Nigeria on track to achieving quality education for all? Drivers and implications

In Nigeria, educational performance is abysmally low in terms of quality and quantity. Poor performance with regards to quantity is illustrated by the fact that there were more than 10.5 million out-of-school children in 2018, which is the highest globally (UNICEF, 2018). The situation is even more worrying in terms of quality. According to the World Economic Forum (2017), Nigeria ranks 124th out of 137 countries in terms of quality of primary education.
Similarly, Fleet, Watkins, & Greubel (2012) found that 58.3% of schoolchildren in Nigeria are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills. To achieve the ambitious targets set under SDG 4, it is essential to assess the quality of education in Nigeria. Therefore, this study examines the dimensions and key drivers of exclusion from quality education at the primary level in Nigeria. Specifically, we focus on three areas of analysis crucial to understanding the extent to which individuals and groups are left behind and the role of national and global actors in designing appropriate policy interventions.

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