How NEI Plus Responded to Learning in the COVID-19 Pandemic

When Nigeria’s schools closed in March due to COVID-19, teachers and students — like many around the world — left their classrooms unsure of when they would be able to return.

The USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus program (NEI Plus) — which has worked to strengthen access and quality of basic education through new and engaging teaching approaches and learning materials, teacher training, non-formal learning centers and more — was faced with the challenge of protecting the progress and learning gained over five years as students faced an indefinite time out of school.

Read the full story in this Q&A, with the Chief of Party Nurudeen Lawal where he breaks down how the program responded to the pandemic and the lessons learned over the past several months.

Story by Creative Associates International

Photo Credit: Nura Faggo

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