Northern Education Initiative Plus attends LEARNigeria’s education assessment report launch

The Northern Education Initiative Plus will participate in the launch of the 2017/18 LEARNigeria Preliminary Report in Abuja on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

LEARNigeria was established to tackle dissatisfaction with outcomes of the education sector in Nigeria.

The project was formally launched by The Education Partnership (TEP) and Every Nigerian Child Project (ENCP) at the Nigerian Education Summit held in March 2015.

LEARNigeria, an acronym for Let’s Engage, Assess & Report Nigeria, is an innovative citizen-led household assessment of learning that aims to capture the learning levels of all children in government, private or non-formal schools, dropouts and those who have never been in school.

The survey assesses children on foundational literacy and numeracy skills that they are required to learn as part of the Nigerian curriculum. After the assessment, parents and communities receive instant feedback on learning levels and are equipped with basic tools charging them with the responsibility to help improve their children’s learning outcomes.

Beyond sharing the processes and results of the 2017 report, the launch will highlight plans to move from assessment to action and explore potential partnerships in the use of the LEARNigeria data.

Former Minister of Education Dr. Oby Ezekwesili will deliver the opening address at the event speaking on ‘the Imperative of Citizen-Generated Data.’

The Initiative will be represented at the launch by the Chief of Party Dr. James Statman and the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Isaac Msukwa.

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