The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) has agreed to standardize the administration of basic literacy examinations in the non-formal education sector in Nigeria. With this development, children from 11-17 years of age who attend Non-Formal Learning Centers across Nigeria will sit for standardized examinations administered by the State Agencies for Mass Education (SAMEs) to qualify
Yabo Local Government Area in Sokoto state is one of the focal local governments where the USAID funded-Northern Education Initiative Plus (the Initiative) project is implemented. The immediate past Education Secretary of the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA), Ibrahim Muhammad Yabo, in this interview, bares his mind on how the LGEA under his two-and-a-half year leadership met the teaching and
A group of education professionals trained on early grade reading by the USAID funded-Northern Education Initiative Plus have formed a professional learning community to implement literacy outreach activities in their localities. This was the outcome of a three-day training workshop organized by the project at the Bayero University Kano, Kano state for 40 educators who had earlier completed a six-month
Earlier this month, the USAID funded-Northern Education Initiative Plus project trained 60 School Support Officers (SSOs) in Sokoto State on the use of ICT mobile-based classroom observation tool to monitor and coach teachers for effective teaching in classrooms. The second phase of the training is currently ongoing in Bauchi where another set of 60 SSOs will acquire the same skills.
A USAID early grade reading initiative in Northwest Nigeria is extended to millions of children, beginning with an innovative teacher training for 1,350 educators. SOKOTO — Safiya Usman comes from a family of teachers, including both her grandparents and parents. It felt natural to continue in her family’s teaching tradition, but neither family experience nor her initial teacher training fully
The Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board, Professor Yahya Yero has said the agency is intensifying efforts to ensure timely production and distribution of the project’s Mu Karanta! Let’s Read! teaching and learning materials to primary schools across the state. He disclosed this when the USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus team led by the Acting Chief
As part of activities marking this year’s International Women’s Day, USAID’s Northern Education Initiative Plus has launched a 24-episode Hausa radio drama series promoting increased female participation in education in Bauchi and Sokoto states. The radio drama series, which primarily tackles barriers to education in Northern Nigeria, was launched on Wednesday March 21, 2019, by the Bauchi State Commissioner for
The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has revealed plans to integrate the Mu Karanta! Let’s Read! teaching and learning materials of the USAID-funded Northern Education Initiative Plus into its teacher training programs. The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the council, Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye revealed this when the management of Northern Education Initiative Plus led by the Acting Chief
Staff of the USAID-funded Northern Education Initiative Plus (the Initiative) will join the rest of the world to mark the 2019 International Women’s Day celebrated globally on March 8, 2019. The theme for this year is “Balance For Better”. For us at NEI Plus, education is key to development and we believe it is part of the rights of women.
Teacher educators in Nigeria will have the opportunity to receive training in early grade reading, once the National Commission for Colleges of Education concludes the revision of the Nigeria Certificate in Education curriculum. The commission is revising its minimum standards to include early grade reading as a standalone course in the departments of Adult and Non-Formal Education, Primary Education and