Number of teachers in primary education reached 574 '000 in 2010 in Nigeria, according to World Bank. This is 23.0 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of teachers in primary education in Nigeria reached an all time high of 599 '000 in 2005 and an all time low of 103 '000 in 1970. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, number of teachers in primary education in Benin amounted to 38.5 '000, 76.7 '000 in Cameroon, 27.8 '000 in Chad and 44.7 '000 in Niger in 2010.
Nigeria has been ranked 7th within the group of 131 countries we follow in terms of number of teachers in primary education, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.