Project Title: Strengthening the Implementation of new secondary school curriculum for girls schools in Jigawa and Kano states project – Skills4Girls4Life (PSIPSE II)

Funder: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Project Period: 1st June 2016 – 30th June 2019

Location: Jigawa, Kano, Katsina and Sokoto States


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. The main project goal is to expand empowerment opportunities for girls in Kano and Jigawa states enter the labour force.

The project objectives are:

  • 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 thrust 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 in 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