Nigerian schools in dire state

In Lagos State a local governor tries to battle a growing epidemic in the country's school system.

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    Primary schools in Nigeria are in a dire state as they greatly suffer from a lack of resources and unqualified educators to teach young pupils.

    In Lagos State, home to Nigeria's most populous city, Lagos, more than 1,000 primary schools are dilapidated, lacking basic classroom furniture, electricity, and running water.

    Part of the problem is that primary education in Lagos State has suffered from decades of under-investment, while the population of those that need to be taught increases.

    Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos State, is trying to close the gap on years of neglect.

    Under his governorship, more than 2,300 new classrooms have been built and many renovated.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Lagos State.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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