Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area, is a state located in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The smallest in area of Nigeria's 36 states, Lagos State is arguably the most economically important state of the country, containing Lagos, the nation's largest urban area. The actual population total is disputed between the official Nigerian Census of 2006, and a much higher figure claimed by the Lagos State Government.Lagos State is located in the south-western part of the Nigerian Federation. On the North and East it is bounded by Ogun State. In the West it shares boundaries with the Republic of Benin. Behind its southern borders lies the Atlantic Ocean. 22% of its 3,577 km2 are lagoons and creeks.
Area (km2): 3,577
Population: 9,013,534
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EDOREN Policy Brief: What are Children in Lagos Learning? - Comparing Learning Outcomes in Low- and Medium- cost Private Schools, Public Schools, and Bridge Schools in Lagos

Private schools are the main education providers in Lagos. Pupils studying in private schools (and Bridge schools) in Lagos perform better on...

DEEPEN Endline Evaluation Report Vol.1: Synthesis

DEEPEN is an innovative, ambitious programme that aims to improve the quality of education provided by private schools in Lagos. It responded to...

DEEPEN Endline Evaluation Report Vol.2: Technical

This technical report provides answers to each evaluation question asked about the Developing Effective Private Education in Nigeria (DEEPEN)...

Learning in Lagos: Comparing Student Achievement in Bridge, Public, and Private Schools

Despite the relatively small number of public schools in Lagos, only 4% of primary school aged children were out of school in 2011 (World Bank,...

ESSPIN Composite Survey 3 - Gender and Inclusion Report

The Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) (2008–17) seeks to improve learning outcomes for children of basic education age in...



Adesoji Oni a Fulbright scholar is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He specializes in Sociology of Education. His area of research focus includes; social problems in...Read more

Foluke Florence Fatimayin holds a Ph.D. in English Language Education. She is a trained teacher with a broad knowledge and experience in teacher education and applied linguistics. She has been involved in many collaborative initiatives and studies within Nigeria that has helped to drive needed...Read more


Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria (DEEPEN)

Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria (DEEPEN) is an innovative programme initiated by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to improve learning outcomes in Lagos’ private schools. DEEPEN will achieve this by creating an enabling environment for private schools and a more effective market for them to offer better quality education.

Through a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) methodology, DEEPEN seeks to facilitate:
• a more transparent, inclusive and favourable regulatory environment for private schools
• increased access to financial products and services for parents and schools
• access to quality yet affordable school improvement services
• increased availability of media platforms to discuss education issues and provide information on good schooling practices

These will be achieved through the programme’s four work streams namely Rules and Standards, Finance, School Improvement Services, and Information.

Connected Development [CODE]

Connected Development [CODE] is a non government organization whose mission is to improve access to information and empower local communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building capacities of marginalized communities which will bring about social and economic progress within communities, while promoting transparency and accountability.


Journal of Educational Review

Journal of Educational Review is the official journal of Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET) published four times in a year March, June, September and December.