Does This Image Show the State of Classrooms in Nigeria?

This tweet shared an image of a flooded classroom, with a post urging Nigerians to vote for the, “the LP for a better Nigeria.” 


According to the Bertelsmann Transformation Index, Nigeria is considered to have performed poorly, during President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. On a scale of 10, the country’s political transformation was rated at 4.25, 3.95 for governance and 3.57 for its economic transformation, by 2022. 

The report adds, “administration of communication, transport and basic infrastructure such as water, electricity, health, and education is rather weak or doesn’t exist in certain parts of the country.”

Amidst worsening insecurity and tough economic times, Nigeria is going into elections in less than 25 days. A total of 18 candidates have shown interest in the presidential seat with three of these, having popularity among the people, according to the country’s opinion polls. That is; Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi. 

In 2020, the country’s GDP had a negative growth rate of 3.2%, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. By 2022, data shows the country’s expenditure on education reduced to about 4-5% of the annual budget, while private education increased rapidly.

In 2022 Nigeria was hit by devastating floods with more than 2.8 million people displaced and a total of 34 states of 36 affected. 


An image reverse search shows this image is from Kilifi county in Kenya. In 2019, this image from Mangororo Primary School sparked an uproar over the condition of this classroom. The same image was also used to depict a class in Southern Nigeria, in the same year. The same claims were however fact-checked by Africa Check and Piga Firimbi. 


This image DOES NOT show a flooded classroom in Nigeria. 

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