Primary to junior secondary school education is both free and compulsory for all Nigerian students. As a result, you’re never too far from a free public school supported by the local and/or state governments. The federal and state government offer strict requirements on the basic curriculum to be offered to all students within its jurisdiction. However, even with the strict enforcement of the curriculum in public schools, most of the public schools have fallen into disrepair from when they were built decades ago.
Teachers are paid erratically, and supplies provided even at a more erratic schedule, if at all. It is no exaggeration to say that the quality of education at these schools is quite low and most parents strive to send their children to one of the many private schools dotted across the country.