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Nigeria: North East Education Sector COVID-19 Response Strategy

The closure of schools will affect close to 46 million students throughout Nigeria, with 4.2 million of these children in  Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, the most vulnerable groups of children targeted by the education partners through the mechanisms of the HRP are likely to be impacted the most. About 400,000 IDP children attending some form of learning in the camps and host communities will be affected by the stoppage of learning activities. 

The goal of Nigeria Education In Emergency working Group remains preparedness and response plan 1) Reduce morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19 among school learners, teachers and schools stakeholder in North-East Nigeria, (2) mitigate the school closure negative impact on children learning and teacher wellbeing and (3) ensure an effective, inclusive and safe return to quality learning for learners, teachers, and SBMCs.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Government of Nigeria - State Universal Basic Education Board
Save The Children
United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
15 Apr 2020
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Coordination hub(s): 
Adamawa State
Borno State
Yobe State
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2021