RFP 9169529 TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN ESTABLISHING IN NIGERIA NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING ACHIEVEMENTS IN BASIC EDUCATION.
REFERENCE: RFP 9169529
BENEFICIARY COUNTRY(IES): NIGERIA
REGISTRATION LEVEL: BASIC
PUBLISHED ON: 26-AUG-2021
DEADLINE ON: 17-SEP-2021 14:00 (GMT 1.00) WESTERN EUROPE TIME, LONDON, LISBON, CASABLANCA
Nigeria is facing a new reality in the form of spiralling demand for quality learning with over 40 per cent of the 190 million-strong population being under the age of 15. Even though majority of children are in school, a large proportion of learners are not acquiring foundational language and numeracy skills. This is the leading edge of a learning crisis that threatens Nigeria’s efforts to build human capital and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without foundational learning, students often fail to thrive later in school or when they join the workforce. They don’t acquire the human capital they need to power their careers and economies once they leave school, or the skills that will help them become engaged citizens and nurture healthy, prosperous families. Sustainable Development Goal 2030 sets an ambitious target to provide inclusive and quality education for all. The first step in this quest is identifying those left behind in accessing quality education and reasons for their exclusion. However, Nigeria lacks robust and universal learning assessment at the national and sub-national levels to measure progress of learning outcomes that is academically relevant and aligned with Goal 4 of SDG.