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Earth Institute Research Projects

Strengthening Education for Northeast Nigeria (SENSE)

Lead PI: Radhika Iyengar

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

April 2019 - March 2022
Active
Africa ; Adamawa State, Nigeria ; Gombe State, Nigeria
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The SENSE project is a joint project with American University of Nigeria and Kent State University to boost quality education in northeastern Nigeria. The project will train 100 education managers, improving the instructional skills of 5,000 teachers, and focuses on specific training for female teachers in 200 primary schools. These efforts are expected to improve the learning outcomes for 200,000 primary school boys and girls.

Access to education in northeast Nigeria has severely declined since the Boko Haram and Islamic State-West Africa insurgencies began displacing families and communities a decade ago. The project will address the resulting acute educational needs while laying a foundation to rebuild and transform the education system. It will help provide educational continuity, stabilize institutional capacity, improve the quality of teaching and learning, increase equitable access, and integrate peace-building and safety considerations into school communities through social emotional learning and capacity building of commuinity education advocates.