According to the Inter-American Development Bank, Nicaragua is the country in Latin America with the highest percentage of children outside the educational system and with the lowest completion rates of both primary and secondary education. Only five out of ten children complete primary education. Added to the coverage gap are persistent gaps in completion rates and low quality of student learning. Analysis of national learning tests show that learning is: 1) of low quality, 2) unequal between socioeconomic groups, and 3) inferior compared to the rest of Latin America, and other comparable countries.

On the other hand 2022 has started as a very challenging year in Nicaragua. In the first 2 months of the year, 14 universities have been closed. The uncertainty is  strong among young people and there is no clarity in the future of the universities in the country.