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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

BBC Minute: On Nigeria's education crisis - Regional differences

Part 1: It has the highest number of children out of school in the world

Scools are overcrowded, dilapidated and ill-equipped

BBC Minute: On Nigeria's education crisis - Infrastructure

Part 2: Overcrowded, dilapidated and ill-equipped schools

Parents can't afford to put their children in school

BBC Minute: On Nigeria's education crisis - Poverty

Part 3: Why being poor in the North keeps children out of school

Teachers are often untrained and not paid enough

BBC Minute: On Nigeria's education crisis - Teachers

Part 4: Untrained, unpaid and overstretched

Attitudes towards 'western'-style education

BBC Minute: On Nigeria's education crisis - Cultural differences

Part 5: ''Fake'' Western education not accepted in the North

The education system needs better investment

BBC Minute: On Nigeria's education crisis - Funding

Part 6: The urgent need for investment

... but there are some solutions in the pipeline

BBC Minute: On Nigeria's education crisis - Finding solutions

Part 7: Getting companies to sponsor schools