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Nigeria School Attendance Monitoring System (Pilot)

The Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) was a partnership between the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Nigerian Government. The eight and a half-year programme (2008 – 2017) supported six federal and state governments to develop effective planning, financing and delivery systems to improve the quality of schools, teaching and learning.

Country/Region: Nigeria
Dates/Duration: 2014 - 2015
Funded by: DFID
Funders: Ministry of Education, Cambridge Education

The Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) was a partnership between the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Nigerian Government. The eight and a half-year programme (2008 – 2017) supported six federal and state governments to develop effective planning, financing and delivery systems to improve the quality of schools, teaching and learning.In support of the ESSPIN project, CGA developed a pilot SMS-based reporting system to monitor teacher and pupil attendance in two states. The system enabled Local Government officials to use smartphones to scan and upload evidence of paper-based enrolment and attendance reports for verification purposes. The data then synced to a public-facing website (www.nsams.org) providing real-time information for stakeholder monitoring.

Outputs and Resources

The project was piloted in three local government areas in two states, and provided near-real time attendance information to education administrators.

Expertise

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