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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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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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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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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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22
Jan

NEI Plus Staff share memorable experiences on the first team building event

USAID’s Northern Education Initiative (NEI) Plus project recently organized a 3-day team building event for all its 109 staff members in Abuja, Sokoto and Bauchi states. This team bonding event aimed at fostering better relationship among members of staff in order to achieve the goal of improving the reading skills of one million Nigerian children by 2020. Some of the

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15
Nov

Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference highlights USAID-funded Northern Education Initiative Plus

ABUJA – Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference brought together experts, advocates, international partners and policy implementers to discuss emerging issues affecting the quality of basic education in the country. The conference – themed “Education for Self-Reliance” – included a panel highlighting work from the Northern Education Initiative Plus project, funded by U.S Agency for International Development and implemented by Creative Associates International and

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5
Oct

USAID-trained teacher transforms lives in rural Nigeria

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

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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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