14.3% of Nigerians Above 5 Have Never Attended School-NBS

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 9 – In Nigeria, about 14.3 percent of the population above 5 years of age have never attended school, the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics(NBS), has said in a recent report.

In the National Living Survey created in collaboration with the World Bank and published on Wednesday, the NBS said the rate is even higher in rural areas – 18.9 percent as compared to urban areas- 6.3 percent. The data gathering body also disclosed that 16.9 percent of females have not attended school.

The English literacy is highest in Lagos and lowest in Jigawa state, according to the report.

Nigeria Living Standard Survey (NLSS) is a nationwide intervention and a collaborative effort of multiple agencies. Between September of 2018 and October of 2019, the NBS collected the household data for the Nigeria Living Standards Survey (NLSS). NLSS 2018-19 is the first large scale household survey in a decade, focusing on measuring living conditions of the population.

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