Nigeria, before the COVID-19 pandemic, had an estimated 10.2 million out of school children. When the pandemic struck, over 73% of the world’s school population experienced closures. In Nigeria, over 36.4 million children were affected by these closures.
School closures presented a challenge of making sure children kept learning. This was important because there’s the likelihood that some children would regress in their learning, and others would not even bother to return to school.
Efforts were made by the public, private, and non-state sectors to prevent this from happening. In partnership with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), and with support from Hewlett Foundation, we examined these efforts, how successful they have been, and the challenges they faced.
The survey captured 1,901 respondents, which included government officials, teachers, private organisations, private school representatives, parents, and students. We analysed the responses and presented a comprehensive picture of our national response to COVID-19 as it affects the education sector.
Join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, for the launch of the report titled, “Learning in a Pandemic: Nigeria’s Response to Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.