The short film illustrates how rural families are making the home a conducive place for children to read and even engage in their children’s learning notwithstanding parents’ level of literacy.
Key education officials and experts from the Nigerian government have begun the process of developing a national reading framework for Nigeria. The U.S Agency for International Development’s Northern Education Initiative Plus is supporting the Federal Ministry of Education through one of its agency, the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, to pioneer efforts that provide a blueprint for implementing early
By Boco Edet Abdul SOKOTO – Thirty-one-year-old Ezedike Nwabueze Fredrick walks down a narrow path to the school building and turns to wave at a group of women who greet him in Hausa as the “teacher that owns the school.” Fredrick smiles, asks one of the mothers about her son who was absent from school the day before and promises
The Northern Education Initiative Plus will participate in the launch of the 2017/18 LEARNigeria Preliminary Report in Abuja on Thursday, May 17, 2018. LEARNigeria was established to tackle dissatisfaction with outcomes of the education sector in Nigeria. The project was formally launched by The Education Partnership (TEP) and Every Nigerian Child Project (ENCP) at the Nigerian Education Summit held in
SOKOTO, Nigeria- Not daunted by the challenge of meagre budget releases for school management, Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs) in Sokoto state are sponsoring teacher professional development on Early Grade Reading (EGR). Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Northern Education Initiative Plus project in 2016 introduced an EGR program based on global best practices called Mu Karanta!
By Boco Edet Abdul BAUCHI, Nigeria- Seven-year old Binta Muhammad is from a very poor home in Darazo local government area of Bauchi State of Northern Nigeria. Her parents can hardly afford to feed their very large family of eighteen children many of whom have no formal education. Poverty is a major barrier to access to education in Northern Nigerian
By Boco Edet Abdul ABUJA, Nigeria- It’s a few minutes to wrap up the Let’s Read! live program on Vision FM in Sokoto state of Nigeria and a listener calls in to affirm that indeed all parents, whether literate or illiterate, can support their children to become better readers. He is re-echoing the message of a five-minute drama skit he
By Boco Edet Abdul ABUJA, Nigeria- More than 80 key players across sectors of education, finance and economic planning from Bauchi and Sokoto states of Northern Nigeria have agreed that basic education, particularly early grade reading and non-formal education will be prioritized in fiscal budget allocations for 2018. This was contained in communiques issued at the end of a one-day
By Boco Edet Abdul, Abuja Ten-year-old Yazidu Sahabi may be the last of 18 children in his large family but he is his father’s favorite. Sahabi’s father, Abubakar Sahabi is very hopeful that his son will become the first doctor in the family because he reads better than most of his elder siblings. Sahabi, a primary three pupil of Nizzamiyya
By Boco Edet Abdul, Abuja Until recently, Hadiza Hamza was one amongst millions of children not attending school in Northern Nigeria. Leaving in Malamawa community of Sokoto state with limited access to formal education, Hamza and her six siblings attended Qur’anic studies and helped their parents during the farming seasons. Now she sits at the back of a classroom in