Digital innovators are trying to plug gaps in Nigeria’s broken education system

There’s an easy way to check how much of a priority education is to the Nigerian government: look at the national budget. Last year, the allocation for education stood at less than 10% of the entire $29 billion budget—much less than the 26% recommendation for developing countries by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Years of perennial underfunding of education has seen infrastructure whittle while teaching standards and quality continue to fall short, especially at government-owned schools. Wise to the shortcomings of the national education system and…

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