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16
May

USAID trained reading experts promote literacy awareness in Nigeria

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

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17
Apr

ICT-based coaching for teachers, a major breakthrough for EGR in Nigeria—SUBEB CHAIRMAN

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.

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16
Apr

Sokoto State government in Nigeria extends USAID’s reading program to more children

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

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28
Mar

Bauchi SUBEB pledges to deliver textbooks to schools early

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

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22
Mar

NEI Plus launches 24-episode radio drama, as stakeholders canvass for girl-child education

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

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12
Mar

TRCN to integrate NEI Plus reading materials into teacher training programs

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

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6
Mar

NEI Plus celebrates women’s day, launches radio drama on education in Bauchi, Sokoto

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.

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5
Mar

Colleges of education in Nigeria to offer early grade reading course

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

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22
Feb

NEI Plus celebrates International Mother Language Day

USAID’s Northern Education Initiative Plus joined the world over to celebrate the International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2019. About 600,000 children have acquired basic literacy skills through the project’s teaching and learning activities in formal and non-formal schools taught in Hausa in Bauchi and Sokoto states. Staff of the project celebrated the day reflecting on this year’s theme:

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28
Jan

NEI Plus builds skills of 5,000 teachers on early grade reading

By Adejumobi Adegbite Abuja, Nigeria– After three years of implementing an early grade reading program in Bauchi and Sokoto states, USAID’s Northern Education Initiative Plus has implemented another multi-level teacher professional development program reinforcing skills of more than 5,000 teachers to improve reading for pupils in first to third grades in Bauchi and Sokoto states. In 2016, the Northern Education

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