Hausa and Fulfude
Hausa and Fulani
The Educational system in Kano has been in systemic decline for over a decade. In response to this situation, we are committed to improving the education system and the lives of millions of primary school-aged children.
The Education Reform Agenda in Kano State is centered on the realisation of the Education Strategic Plan (ESP). The 10 year strategic plan is a result of an intensive sector analysis carried out in January 2008. This will provide an overview of the education sector policies, objectives, targets and strategies for the period 2009 to 2018. The ESP has been developed with reference to current national and state policies.
The ESP is structured around these five key focal areas, identified as priorities:
The new Kano State Governor Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is returning a second time as governor has placed education at the forefront of his administration.
Helping States make better use of their own resources to plan, manage, deliver and monitor services is at the heart of ESSPIN. We will help States plan on the basis of better management information, reform their inspection services, improve the training and deployment of teachers and get better value for money from procurement of buildings and materials. We?ll focus particularly on public financial management, complementing SPARC's work with Ministries of Planning and Budgeting. In Northern Nigeria we will help States integrate the teaching of a basic curriculum into Islamiyah and Quranic schools. In Lagos, we will help the State improve regulation and inspection of private sector schools.
Two thirds of ESSPIN's resources will provide technical assistance to Government. The remainder will help underpin the transformation of government systems by providing resources to show what a reformed education system can do and creating incentives for further reform. This will include support for water and sanitation facilities, provision of educational materials, some infrastructure improvements and innovative ways of getting operating resources directly to schools and communities.
Building up government capacity and providing help to schools and communities is only part of the story: ESSPIN will also work with communities, civil society, the media and political representatives to share information, agree service standards and build up demand for better services. In particular, we will help School Based Management Committees to have a bigger influence in school management and improvement. ESSPIN will work alongside SAVI to build broad coalitions for reform in the education sector.