The Nigerian educational system has traditionally been called the 6-3-3-4 system. Each number represents the number of years spent at each level of education.
The first 6 years are the numbers of years spent in Primary school; the next 3 years are spent in the Junior Secondary School (JSS); the next 3 years represent the Senior Secondary School (SSS); the last 4 years are the University years.
The years spent at the university vary from four to six years, depending on the course of study. Most of the courses in the Humanities take four years, while the courses in the Medical Sciences and Technology take over four years.
Recently, an amendment was made to the 6-3-3-4 system of education.
The new educational system is the 9-3-4 system, which merges the 6 primary school years and the 3 Junior Secondary School years.
Learn more about the new Education System on the Universal Basic Education website.