Nigeria: Tertiary school enrollment

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 Nigeria

Tertiary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 11.81
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1975 - 2018
 Average 5.04
 Min - Max 0.74 - 11.81
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1975 to 2018. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 5.04 percent with a minimum of 0.74 percent in 1975 and a maximum of 11.81 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 11.81 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 135 countries is 46.37 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Nigeria - Tertiary school enrollment - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Tertiary school enrollment - historical chart - 1975-2018




The tertiary school enrollment in Nigeria is the number of students in tertiary level education as percent of all people who have finished secondary school in the last five years.
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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.

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