Nigeria: Primary school enrollment

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 Nigeria

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 86.72
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 86.28
 Min - Max 41.94 - 113.15
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 86.28 percent with a minimum of 41.94 percent in 1970 and a maximum of 113.15 percent in 1982. The latest value from 2021 is 86.72 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 143 countries is 100.00 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Nigeria - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2021




The primary school enrollment can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
Definition: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.


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 Education spending, percent of GDP 3.06 1975 percent
 Literacy rate 62.02 2018 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 68.26 2018 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 81.58 2018 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 75.03 2018 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 37.55 2010 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 72.99 2010 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.01 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.95 2018 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.73 2018 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 23.46 2018 percent
 Primary school enrollment 86.72 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 47.24 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 11.81 2018 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 62.18 2018 percent
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