Nigeria – Unicef and Ministry of Education Nigeria
What is the state of education in Nigeria and how do we enhance learning outcomes? This is the central theme which the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria is exploring and developing, supported by Cito experts. In Nigeria, too many children do not achieve basic foundational literacy and numeracy. This poses a serious threat to the future development of this immense country. The Nigerian Federal Government is determined to overcome the challenges in education and is investing heavily in improving the status quo. Measuring learning outcomes is instrumental in the process of finding the right focus. This is why establishing where Nigeria stands in education, is a first and important step towards defining realistic goals. Considerable effort must be devoted to developing and implementing a national educational assessment system that can support policy makers to monitor and consolidate the quality of education.