Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa, with about 173 million people. Its education and training needs exceed what existing institutions can provide. Open and distance learning (ODL) is seen as an effective means of expanding access to education and training. As a major donor, Nigeria has strong links with COL and a seat on the Board of Governors.

 

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

24,779,873

 

16,039,920

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20131

53.5%

 

57.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20111

8.3%

 

11.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

43.0%

 

27.5%

Secondary(2011)

 

Tertiary (2011)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

41.4%

 

61.3%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

40%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

7%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

55

 

53

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.1 82.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0 21
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
9.8 47.4
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017