The Determinants of Child Schooling in Nigeria

"This study is expected to contribute to the scarce literature on who actually is schooled in Nigeria. The results will identify the differentials in the schooling outcomes of rural and urban households, and in gender to provide useful implications for policy interventions on ways of improving child schooling in Nigeria. The research will also help in the design of appropriate policies for encouraging and sustaining child enrolment in Nigeria. To do this we utilized the results of the 1999 Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS), a joint project by the Federal Office of Statistics (FOS) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (Nigeria). The survey covers a representative national sample of 15,580 households with a total of 74,626 persons (male and female, children and adults). This makes it possible to be able to analyse the country-wide situation across age and gender lines."