Why Costs Still Play a Role in Out-of-school Children Problem in Nigeria

In 2003, Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme was launched to provide free and compulsory education from primary to junior secondary school. More than 15years since the inception of UBE, it remains curious that many cases of out-of-school children (OOSC) are still been attributed to monetary costs. For instance, the National Education Data Surveys (NEDS, 2015) […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 17)

According to the UNFPA, Nigeria’s population increased from 195.9 million in 2017 to 201 million in 20181 – representing an annual increase of about 2.6%. The age composition of Nigeria’s population indicated that 54% Nigerians fall between ages 15-64, 44% between 0-14, and a paltry 3% between 65 and above. Two demographic dimensions are visible […]