About Us

Who we are

LEARNigeria, an acronym for Let’s Engage, Assess & Report Nigeria, is an innovative citizen-led household assessment of learning that aims to assess foundational literacy and numeracy competencies among children aged 5-15 years in Nigeria. LEARNigeria is designed to generate empirical data which can inform and inspire targeted interventions. It is a part of the global citizen-led assessment body, PAL Network

Our goal

To use the citizen-led assessment model to strengthen citizen agency and policy advocacy in the education sector of Nigeria.

Our approach

LEARNigeria’s citizen-led approach of assessment is modelled after the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) pioneered in India in 2005. The citizen-led approach is an approach to development which is led by the citizens themselves.

As with other citizen-led assessments, trained volunteers visit households in rural and urban locations to administer the survey and test children aged 5-15 years. The survey design ensures that the learning levels of all children are captured – those in school, those who have dropped out of school, those who have never been in school, those in government schools, those in private schools and those in non-formal schools. The best place to gather this information is at the household level.

LEARNigeria assesses children on foundational literacy and numeracy skills that they are required to learn as part of the Nigerian curriculum. The highest level in the assessment corresponds to the learning outcomes benchmarks of grade/primary two (the second year of formal education) according to the Nigerian curriculum.