New textbooks turn the page for mother tongue literacy

Millions of Nigerian children do not have access to quality education. Lack of teacher motivation and parent support, paired with insufficient learning and teaching materials have contributed to this education gap. Paving a path to quality basic education, the USAID-funded Northern Education Initiative Plus has developed an early grade reading program called Mu Karanta! (Let’s Read!) to help students learn to read in Hausa, their mother tongue language, and then transition to English. See how the program is opening opportunity though literacy.



The Northern Education Initiative Plus Program in Nigeria collaborates with teachers, parents and communities to prioritize educating children – especially young girls.

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For 10-year-old Yazidu Sahabi, an early grade reading program called Let’s Read! in northern Nigeria is enhancing his motivation to improve literacy skills to put him on a path to success.

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In collaboration with federal and state government partners, the Northern Education Initiative Plus project developed the three policy briefs.

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Six faces of education from Nigeria’s Sokoto state

With a renewed sense of commitment to education, communities in remote Sokoto are working together to foster the success of thousands of children in the state. Click the photos to meet a student, teacher, government official, local partner and staff from Northern Education Initiative Plus.


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