Its hard to tell what Nigeria is really like when you work in an air-conditioned office in the capital city with colleagues who lobby the government, but perhaps reading this will give you more of an idea.
As plagiarism is the biggest from of flattery here is a link to Simon's blog. Simon is a volunteer based in Kaduna, (around three hours North of Abuja) working in the primary education sector. This blog post has some shocking statistics about primary schools in Kaduna state, which apparently is one of the better ones!
Click here to read Simon's blog