Universal Periodic Review of Nigeria

  • Broken Chalk is an Amsterdam-based non-profit human rights organisation focusing on the global development of human rights and education. By submitting this report, Broken Chalk hopes to contribute to the 44th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and further the efforts made by the Federal Republic of Nigeria to structure its education sector continually and positively.
  • In its third UPR cycle, the Federal Republic of Nigeria received 290 recommendations, supporting 230 and noting 60.
  • Education in the Federal Republic of Nigeria faces many challenges. One of the most pressing issues is the learning crisis, with 3 out of four children in primary school unable to read. As stated by UNICEF, there is an alarming rate of school dropout, with one in five children out of school in the world being from the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Children are affected by the Boko Haram insurgency as well as gender biases.

By Alexandra Drugescu-Radulescu

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