Director, Team Lead – Jeremy Gaines
The Education section examines the underlying structures of the Nigerian primary and junior secondary system. The emphasis is on establishing what factors contribute to functional illiteracy and to current levels of achievement by students who have completed Junior Secondary School 3. In keeping with TAPI’s holistic methodology, financial constraints, structural deficiencies, curriculum policies, and constitutional aspects will be related to one another. Sub-factors such as the impact of mother-tongue-based learning will likewise be examined. The section will place its findings in the context of overall policy priorities.
In keeping with the Institute’s interest in promoting the country’s socio-economic development, the Education section also devotes its attention to analysing the potential Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has for Nigeria’s progress and to appraising the opportunities for combatting adult illiteracy, in particular illiteracy amongst women. It seeks to quantify the socio-economic costs to the nation of ignoring these fields and appraises what expenditure would be necessary to secure an effective TVET and adult literacy programme.