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Thousands of children marched on the streets of Soweto on June 16, 1976, demanding quality education taught in their own language. Tragically, many were massacred for their stance. The Day of the African Child honors their uprising and is celebrated to raise awareness about continued improvement in education for all African children, especially for girls and out-of-school children with no
Bauchi – To help students learn during the COVID-19-induced school break, USAID through the Northern Education Initiative Plus project has partnered with UNICEF, Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) , state radio and television boards, and local universities to develop a multimedia e-learning program that will reach 1.7 primary, secondary, and koranic school students in the state. The lessons
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.