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A woman with her four kids returning home to her farm in a wooden canoe in the waterway of oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria.
Many of the classrooms are minimally equipped and rely on old, often out of date texts. Teachers are forced to make do with the resource shortage. Moreen Nakiboneka teaches in a classroom illuminated only by the soft rays of light streaming through the windows. She is also one of the lucky teachers. In rural areas, government-run schools often have high student/teacher ratios and many will lack electricity. In some areas, there are as many as 200 students to 1 teacher.
A primary teacher reviews a math lesson prior to a test the following day. Students take their lessons in English, but often have teachers who are unqualified for the subjects being taught or lack the needed textbooks. Many qualified teachers remain in urban areas in order to have running water and electricity.