BBC Minute: On Nigeria's education crisis - Cultural differences
Nigeria's government recently acknowledged for the first time 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; but critics point to a lack of funding.
The United Nations estimates that 60% of the children not attending school are in the north of the country - where many people don't accept a Western style of education. In part 5 of this series, BBC Hausa's Mohammed Kabir Mohammed explains why Koranic schools are popular there.
(Photo: A student looks out of the window of a Madrassa school in Kaduna State, Nigeria, 2015. Credit: Florian Plaucheur/AFP/Getty Images)