According to the 2015 Nigeria Education Data Survey report, across Nigeria, 46% of grade 3 children could not read a word and 31% of grade 3 children could not complete a single-digit addition problem.1
Educational progress across North East Nigeria has been devastated by ten years of armed conflict. Many children have been unable to attend schools and an estimated 80% of primary school-aged children missed school in 2015.2 There is a need for robust interventions to help children quickly fill in the learning gaps.
The TaRL pilot programme in Borno State was launched in September 2018 and will run until April 2019 in 12 schools (5 Integrated Quranic Schools and 7 Formal Schools). P4-P6 children focus on foundational skills in Hausa and mathematics for two hours a day. Currently, over 15,000 children attend TaRL classes. The pilot concluded in March 2019.
TaRL Scale Up
Currently Borno State, with the support of partners, is scaling up the TaRL approach to reach 60,000 children in 2019-2020.