UNESCO’s #EducationWeWant is a campaign that focuses on asking people to vote for the top three education problems they want their country’s government to tackle. One of the seven problems asks if your country’s government should “Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for vulnerable, including persons with disabilities and children in vulnerable situations”.

According to the CIA World Factbook, the literacy rate (defined by the number of people over 15 that can read and write) of the Nigerian male population is estimated to be 69.2% while the female population is 49.7% (2015 estimate). The figures clearly shows a difference between the male and female population; so should the Federal Government focus on eliminating gender disparity in education?

The video below explains the benefits of educating the female population by using two countries as a case study- India and China.