More doom and gloom. This UK Guardian photo essay/video takes a look at education in Nigeria. Startling stats like “Nigeria has more children out of school than any other country in the world”. The stat continues by saying that Nigeria has 8 million children out of school.
Apart from my skepticism at the stat, for balance, it might help if it also mentioned that over half of Nigeria’s population are children! So if 8 million out of 75-80 odd million children are out of school, the stats suddenly don’t seem so depressing as that equates to just over 1 out of every 10 children out of school (10%).
The article also fails to mention that with over 150 million people, Nigeria is the 7th most populous country on Earth! Having 8 million out of over 150 million out of school doesn’t seem as apocalyptic as the Guardian makes it seem.