Who we are
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 outcome benchmarks of grade/primary two (the second year of formal education) according to the Nigerian curriculum.
The decision to initiate a citizen-led assessment in Nigeria came as a result of dissatisfaction with outcomes of the education sector in Nigeria and the reality that neither government nor non-state stakeholders were held sufficiently accountable for this situation.
In addition to assessment, information is collected from the households on household size, socio-economic status, and parental education, which are indicators that are believed to influence children’s educational status and learning outcomes. LEARNigeria also collects information on school infrastructure, enrolment and attendance, and teacher statistics from one government school and one private school in each enumeration area or LGA sampled in order to understand the environment where children receive their formal education. Therefore, besides assessment data, LEARNigeria captures rich data on child, household, community and school-level characteristics.
After the assessment, parents receive instant feedback on learning levels of their children. Community and government stakeholders are engaged in interactive feedback and action planning sessions which catalyze action by inspiring and equipping parents and communities with basic tools and charging them with the responsibility to help improve their children’s learning outcomes.