Tag: education

17
Feb

ALMAJIRIS ACCESS BASIC EDUCATION AT NON-FORMAL LEARNING CENTER

At the Da’awa Non-formal learning centre in Zango community, Bauchi State, about 70 almajiris (out-of-school boys roaming the street) learn to read and write. Amina Usman, teacher at the centre, speaking about her motivation said “It doesn’t matter if it is not your child, if you help other people’s children to learn, you make a big contribution to society,” she

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12
Feb

Development of National Reading Framework in Nigeria

Prof. Ismail Junaidu, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) officially flagged off the workshop on the Development of a National Assessment Framework for Reading. Organized by the Northern Education Initiative Plus in collaboration with NERDC and other partners ( National Commission for Colleges of Education – NCCE, National Teachers Institute- NTI, The Reading and Numeracy

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29
Jan

The USAID Nigeria Mission Director Visits NEI Plus Project Sites and Partners in Bauchi

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Mission Director, Mr. Stephen Haykin visited the Northern Education Initiative Plus (NEI Plus) project sites (formal school and Non-formal Learning Centre – NFLC) in Bauchi. The Governor of Bauchi state, Sen. Bala Mohammed praised the project for promoting a culture of reading in the state. Sen. Bala Mohammed said that many

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17
Jun

NMEC to standardize basic literacy exams in Nigeria

The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) has agreed to standardize the administration of basic literacy examinations in the non-formal education sector in Nigeria. With this development, children from 11-17 years of age who attend Non-Formal Learning Centers across Nigeria will sit for standardized examinations administered by the State Agencies for Mass Education (SAMEs) to qualify

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22
May

‘Sustaining reading activities will improve education quality in Sokoto state’

Yabo Local Government Area in Sokoto state is one of the focal local governments where the USAID funded-Northern Education Initiative Plus (the Initiative) project is implemented. The immediate past Education Secretary of the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA), Ibrahim Muhammad Yabo, in this interview, bares his mind on how the LGEA under his two-and-a-half year leadership met the teaching and

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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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17
Apr

ICT-based coaching for teachers, a major breakthrough for EGR in Nigeria—SUBEB CHAIRMAN

Earlier this month, the USAID funded-Northern Education Initiative Plus project trained 60 School Support Officers (SSOs) in Sokoto State on the use of ICT mobile-based classroom observation tool to monitor and coach teachers for effective teaching in classrooms. The second phase of the training is currently ongoing in Bauchi where another set of 60 SSOs will acquire the same skills.

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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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22
Mar

NEI Plus launches 24-episode radio drama, as stakeholders canvass for girl-child education

As part of activities marking this year’s International Women’s Day, USAID’s Northern Education Initiative Plus has launched a 24-episode Hausa radio drama series promoting increased female participation in education in Bauchi and Sokoto states. The radio drama series, which primarily tackles barriers to education in Northern Nigeria, was launched on Wednesday March 21, 2019, by the Bauchi State Commissioner for

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