News

25
May

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council prioritizes Early Grade Reading

By Boco Edet Abdul, Abuja As a think tank of Nigeria’s education system, the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council is a key partner of the Northern Education Initiative Plus. Under the leadership of Professor Ismail Junaidu, the council has led the process of developing an Early Grade Reading curriculum for schools in Bauchi and Sokoto states. The council continues

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25
May

Experts pioneer reading standards and benchmarks in Nigeria

By Boco Edet Abdul Abuja, Nigeria– More than 30 international and local education experts have initiated a process to develop standards and benchmarks for the teaching of Reading at early grade level in schools in Nigeria. The Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council in collaboration with the Northern Education Initiative Plus and other international development partners is leading this initiative.

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9
May

Communities rally support for education in remote Nigerian villages

By Boco Edet Abdul Sokoto, Nigeria-  In Walai village, members of the community are now aware of the value of education prompting them to invest their personal resources to create more access to education for children who are out of school. Walai is located in Itas Gadau local government area of Bauchi state in Northern Nigeria. It is far removed

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9
May

Reading program increases demand for education in Nigeria

Bauchi, Nigeria– An early grade reading program introduced in more than 2,000 schools in Northern Nigeria’s Bauchi and Sokoto states is creating demand for basic education in very poor communities. The Northern Education Initiative Plus project rolled out a new early grade reading curriculum called “Let’s Read! Mu Karanta!” program for pupils in Primary 1-3 with a transition to English

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25
Jan

300,000 textbooks distributed to improve children’s reading skills in Sokoto

By Boco Abdul Abuja, Nigeria – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the distribution of 300,000 textbooks to support teachers and pupils benefitting from an education program that improves the reading skills of children in nearly 900 schools in Sokoto state. USAID Mission Director Michael Harvey with the Governor of Sokoto state Aminu Tambuwal presented the books

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4
Oct

1 million textbooks delivered to children in Northern Nigeria

By Boco Abdul Bauchi, Nigeria—More than 200 elected officials and community leaders kicked off the distribution of 1 million textbooks developed by the Northern Education Initiative Plus to children in Bauchi state. More than 1,750 primary schools and 400 non-formal learning centers received the books as part of project by the Nigerian government and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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15
Sep

USAID’s Northern Education Initiative Plus to reach about 500,000 children in 2017

By Boco Abdul Abuja, Nigeria– More than 150 education experts from government, international development organizations and US based partners of the Northern Education Initiative Plus gathered in Nigeria to outline a second-year work plan supporting Bauchi and Sokoto states to provide access to quality education to about 500,000 school-aged children. The Initiative organized three planning workshops from August 23 to

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29
Jul

Civil Society Organizations Trained To Support 36,000 Out-Of-School Children

By Boco Abdul Leaders from more than 40 local civil society organizations graduated from specialized, intensive trainings that will enable them to provide early grade and adolescent education to 36,000 children who are out of school in Bauchi and Sokoto states. Organized and managed by the USAID-supported Northern Education Initiative Plus, the participants successfully mastered the course’s topics—ranging from promoting

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31
May

Early grade reading materials developed for Nigerian students

By Boco Abdul To improve the reading skills of more than 2 million children and youth in Northern Nigeria and promote quality instruction, the Northern Education Initiative Plus has developed reading textbooks for teachers and pupils in Bauchi and Sokoto states. Teacher guides and pupil reading materials for first to third grades and the same materials for second to third

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27
Apr

Summit deepens understanding of the Initiative’s educational goals

By Boco Abdul More than 100 key government and non-governmental representatives gathered at two separate state summits to agree on the best methods to implement the first year activities of the new Northern Education Initiative Plus project. Meeting simultaneously in Bauchi and Sokoto states, summit members approved critical activities to be implemented in the first year of the project to

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