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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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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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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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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