In Nigeria, inadequate planning combined with poor government policies led to drastic reductions in government’s spending on education. The consequences of this include poor teachers’ salaries, degradation of education facilities at all levels and strikes in the universities and schools. Apart from the poor results recorded yearly by the examination bodies, millions of children are also out of school. With these problems, the nature and the content of the right to education and the framework for its protection call for a critical evaluation. The book examines these problems. The topics it covers include historical development of education; legal framework for the protection of education; right to education at all levels; academic freedom; rights in education; specialized education; corporal punishment; the protection of the right to education; human rights education and recommendations for realizing the right to education in Nigeria. The policy-makers, international organizations, government agencies, human rights bodies, NGOs, teachers, students and the public will find the book useful. The book will be a reference material for the protection of the right to education in Africa.