The Nigerian and UK Governments are working together to give all children a better quality of basic educationthrough the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN).
ESSPIN is one of a set of DFID-funded State Level Programmes (SLPs), working in governance, accountability and the delivery of health and education services. DFID-ESSPIN supports federal and state authorities as they work both to reform the governance of education and to improve the quality of education that children receive
What is ESSPIN?
ESSPIN is a partnership betweenthe Nigerian Government and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). The six-year programme (2008 – 2014) supports federal and state governments –Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara and Lagos – to develop effective planning, financing and delivery systems that will improve the quality of basic education.
By 2014, ESSPIN will have had a significant impact on 7,500 public and 1,600 non-government schools and approximately 4 million learners.
Average life expectancy:
46.8 years (WB, 2006). UK: 78 years
Average per capita income:
US$843 UK: US$33,800
Percentage of people with access to safe, clean water:
Percentage of children receiving primary school education:
Information taken from DFID website.  World Bank (WB), 2006,  UN Statistics Division (UNSD), 2007,  International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2006,  Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) (World Development Indicators (WDI), 2007,  UNICEF, 2004,  UNESCO/EFA, 2008.