Tag: girls


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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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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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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