Why Nigeria's educational system is in crisis - and how to fix it

Seven things you need to know about education in Nigeria

Nigeria's government recently acknowledged that the country has the highest number of children out of school in the world. It says there are 10.5 million children not being educated. Education officials have blamed cultural factors, nomadic communities and the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. Critics point to a lack of funding.

BBC Minute talks to BBC Pidgin's Adejuwon Soyinkoa in Lagos and BBC Hausa's Mohammed Kabir Mohammed in Abuja to discover more about the issues and what can be done to get more children into school.

There are different problems in the north and south

Scools are overcrowded, dilapidated and ill-equipped

Parents can't afford to put their children in school

Teachers are often untrained and not paid enough

Attitudes towards 'western'-style education

The education system needs better investment

... but there are some solutions in the pipeline