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2007 status: green

Federal Republic of Nigeria
Capital Abuja
Official languages English,
Adamawa Fulfulde,
Central Kanuri,
Area 923,768 km²
 - 2005 estimate 128,765,768
 - 1999 census 88,992,220
 - Density 142/km²
 - Literacy (%) 68.0
 - Compulsory Years #NA
 - Compulsory Age #NA
 - Pop. in School Age ~#NA
 - Pop. in School ~#NA
GDP (PPP) 2005 est. USD 175 billion
 - Per capita USD 1,400
GDP (nominal) 2005 est. USD 77 billion
 - Per capita USD 598
HDI  (2006) 0.448 (low)
Gini Index  (1996-7) 50.6
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Internet TLD .ng
Calling code +234
More statistics...




 Country Information
 ISO Country Code BE
 Wikipedia Article Wikipedia Link
 Government Support Low and not OLPC Priority
 Deployment Demonstration (under 50 machines)
 Keyboard Layout AZERTY, but several Layouts with www.OlpcEU.org Brussels Office
 Written Flemish/Vlaams (Vl), French/Français (F), German/Deutsch (D)
 Spoken Flemish/Vlaams (Vl), French/Français (F), German/Deutsch (D)
 Secondary Written Flemish/Vlaams (Vl), French/Français (F), German/Deutsch (D)
 Secondary Spoken French (Fr)

... and thanks for visiting the "OLPC" related Wiki-Pages, for the One Laptop Per Child Universal Primary Education project regarding Nigeria. This website is a collaborative website in which you can create a login and then edit and add the pages. This tool is made available by the One Laptop Per Child not for profit. This is an "Open Community" project, similar to the Wikipedia, wikibooks and Open Source Community projects, like Linux, OpenOffice, etc. and it is working along Agenda 21 and Millennium Development Goal nr.2: Bringing Universal Primary Education. To edit text on this page or add pages, log in and and "edit page / save page" button will appear.


The aim of this educational project, is on one hand to bring Universal Primary Education by 2015 as - anno year 2000 initiated - United Nations Millennium Development Goal nr.2. On the other hand, OLPC's mission is to manage the open hard and software project, to bring forward the best possible laptop combination for education: the XO-XServer combination. For this and above approach, - and also a lot of lobbying by the right persons on the right places and time - the United Nations is a Partner in this Open Community project! It is the largest educational project undertaken by Humanity ever, and deemed by many as one of the most inspiring projects out there. Things are moving very fast indeed: 2008 saw the first 3 countries with full coverage, i.e. with all kids age 5 to 12 equipped with these smallest schools in a box-laptops and Australia is now following at fast pace too, over 86.000 eBooks available, all education disciplines covered, etc. etc..


Although OLPC has not opened any legal OLPC Nigeria entity in Nigeria, Nigeria does host the European Headquarters of OLPC in the magnificent surroundings at the befriended SWIFT company near Brussels.

Nigeria is a very multi-cultural society with a very diverse diaspora. We hope that this diaspora will work their way to these pages and that society in Nigeria will benefit from these citizens with one leg in Nigeria and another still in their countries of origin to develop leadership for OLPC, Agenda 21, the MDG's and accelerate bringing the level that our planet can be a nice place for all humans to new and inspiring heights for generations to come.

Please feel free to create sub-categories or list or start collaborating, teaming up and expanding our and your projects, existing and new ones in one of these sub-categories:

  2. OLPC Europe
  3. OLPC Nigeria
  4. FAQ OLPC-Nigeria
  5. Who's Who OLPC-Nigeria
  6. OLPC-Nigeria Meetings
  7. OLPC-Nigeria Discussions
  8. OLPC-Openings in Europe
  9. OLPC-Openings outside Europe
  10. OLPC Competing projects in Nigeria
  11. What every government should ask itself when considering an ebook deployment


OLPC Nigeria/Galadima


Sokoto Implements "One Laptop Per Child" Programme
From Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto, 10.28.2008

Sokoto State Ministry of Education is set to partner with the state's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to implement the 'One Laptop per Nigerian Child' (OLPC) programme, to improve education delivery in the state.

Three New State Pilots in Nigeria: In 2010 three SEED OLPC pilot projects were started simultaneously at three Nigerian schools in Rivers State, Bayelsa State and Akwa Ibom State. For more information visit: [1]

Next in line for deployment

Suggestions: The town of Pampaida, one of the Millennium Villages.--SvenAERTS 02:07, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Languages needed for localization

Nigeria's official language is English. Other languages spoken include Edo, Efik, Adamawa Fulfulde, Hausa, Idoma, Igbo, Central Kanuri and Yoruba, but there are more than 250 languages spoken in the country, Ethnologue even lists 510 spoken languages.

Most children learn English, compulsory from primary school onward, and Arabic. They would probably have a better learning experience when taught most topics in their native language. Secondary school is almost exclusively taught in English. Yoruba is the local language most used in schools in the south west from primary to Secondary school , but the language of instruction still remains English. English is important to many Nigerians, seeing as at least a minimal knowledge of the language is necessary.

There are already localization efforts in Nigeria's major languages, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa. These languages use the African Reference Alphabet, which is covered by Unicode but requiring support for composed characters with diacritics (at both input and display level). More information about localization can be found at the PanAfrLoc Wiki. According to L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, a third of the children between 12 and 17 attend school.


This is what the Pan-Nigerian font looks like:

It's a variant of the Latin alphabet with diacritic characters and a few extended characters as well.

For more info you can refer to Wikipedia Pan-Nigerian_Alphabet page.

See also

Fantsuam Foundation is pioneering the localization five minority languages: Tyap, Gorok, Jju, Koro and Fantsuam www.zittsourceforge.org, http://zitt.sf.net/zpage.html

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Number of Laptops Number of manufactured laptops::6000
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Deployment Status Deployment status::A larger deployment, independent of the initial Galadima pilot project.