Partnership for girls' education

Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education: Skills4girls4 life

Skills 4 girls 4 life is a capacity building project implemented by the development Research and Projects Centre with the support of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation under the Partnership to strengthen innovation and Practice in Secondary Education to strengthen the Implementation of the New Secondary School Curriculum in Girls Schools in Northern Nigeria.

Project Goals

Expand empowerment opportunities for girls in Kano and Jigawa states enter the labour force

Project Objectives

  • Strengthen commitment, leadership and skills of decision makers in Ministries of Education in Jigawa and Kano States to position life-skills subjects of the new WAEC curriculum as a central component a new  girls' education policy trust emphasizing transferable skills
  • Expand the capacity of government in-service teacher training agencies (KERD, JERD and CERC) to design and deliver training programs for teachers of civics and craft subjects skills a cost effective and sustainable manner
  • Expand knowledge and learning of the opportunities and potential of leveraging transferable skills in the new WAEC Curriculum for empowering girls in Northern Nigeria.  Read More

dRPC Brings Malala and girls to the 62nd National Council on Education meeting held in Kano state, Nigeria, 24-28th July 2017

Nigeria faces many challenges - but none of them can be solved without education. Today, more than ten million Nigerian Children are out of school; most of them are girls. This is a tragedy for girls, an enormous waste of human potential and a threat to the future of Nigeria." - Malala Yousafzai, July 19, 2017

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dRPC support for Global Partnership for Education/Nigeria Partnership for Education Project

Skills 4 girls 4 life is a capacity building project being implemented by the development Research and Projects Centre with the support of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation under the Partnership to strengthen innovation and Practice in Secondary Education to strengthen the Implementation of the New Secondary School Curriculum in Girls Schools in Northern Nigeria.

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dRPC Partners with Nigeria Educational Research Development Council and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to Review the 34 Trade Subjects Curricula for Senior Secondary Schools

A study commissioned by the dRPC on the Craft curriculum in Nigeria found out that the Craft Curricula is purely technical and lacks entrepreneurial education except Leather Goods curriculum that contain some aspects of entrepreneurship curriculum.

Sequel to series of bilateral and multilateral engagements with NERDC, dRPC agreed to work in collaboration NERDC and UNIDO to review the 34 trade subjects and infuse entrepreneurship education into the 34 trade subjects’ curricula. The 34 trade subjects are:

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Regional Workshop on the Role of Traditional Institutions and Leaders in Public Health and Girls’ Education

Coordinators of GPE/NIPEP from Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Sokoto states, 7 emirate councils in Northern Nigeria, Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development  were part of a Regional Meeting on the Role of Traditional Institutions and Leaders in Public Health and Girls' Education organised by the dRPC on the 8th & 9th May 2017 in Abuja. The workshop afforded the GPE/NIPEP coordinators from the 5 GPE/NIPEP states to share their experiences working on girls’ education in the five states and explored opportunities for synergy between the GPE/NIPEP states and the Northern Nigeria’s emirate councils.

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