Nigeria Education Spending 2012-2022

General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
  • Nigeria education spending for 2021 was 5.14%, a 0.01% increase from 2020.
  • Nigeria education spending for 2020 was 5.13%, a 0.72% decline from 2019.
  • Nigeria education spending for 2019 was 5.86%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Nigeria education spending for 2018 was 5.94%, a 0.18% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Honduras 24.60%
Kiribati 19.27%
El Salvador 18.13%
Republic of Congo 17.88%
Morocco 16.86%
Sao Tome and Principe 16.58%
Bhutan 16.24%
Cabo Verde 15.11%
Cameroon 14.89%
Vietnam 14.82%
Lesotho 13.66%
Sudan 12.48%
Bangladesh 11.69%
Zambia 11.51%
Angola 6.92%
Nigeria 5.14%
Nigeria Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2021 5.14% 0.01%
2020 5.13% -0.72%
2019 5.86% -0.09%
2018 5.94% -0.18%
2017 6.12% -0.53%
2016 6.65% -2.60%
2015 9.26% 0.22%
2014 9.04% 0.36%
2013 8.68% 0.13%
2012 8.55% 0.13%