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Nigeria - Second Primary Education Project (English)

The Second Primary Education Project for Nigeria had the following ratings: the outcome was satisfactory, the sustainability was likely, the institutional development impact was modest, and the Bank and borrower performance were both satisfactory. Lessons learned: The project was designed during aftermath of the military government and implemented during a transition time by the democratically elected government. This placed restrictions on what the project could realistically achieve. The sub-projects were scaled-up from 740 Focus Schools (FS), this scale-up helped to build momentum within the community and also led to increased interest by the local communities. The project supported community schools with funds for non-personnel expenditure to be used directly by the head teachers to carryout projects identified by the communities. The self-help approach seemed to be potent in improving retention of pupils as well as parents and community involvement in school activities. Improving quality of instruction in the classroom requires concerted and long term efforts. While having the right political environment is necessary, it is not sufficient to transform the structures, attitudes and values that are at the root of social inequalities and injustices. It is important to have the appropriate capacity building activities before project is declared effective.


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Nigeria - Second Primary Education Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.