Access to quality TLMs is alarming in Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa State, some schools have not received any new curriculum-appropriate textbooks in over three years, and supplementary reading books are scarce in every school.
The project will directly support an estimate of 1.5 million children in the three northern states Kano, Kaduna, and Jigawa. Without access to high-quality, age-appropriate teaching and learning materials (TLMs), the percentage of students mastering foundational skills will remain low. Access to quality TLMs is alarming in these states, some schools have not received any new curriculum-appropriate textbooks in over three years, and supplementary reading books are scarce in every school.
PLANE has commissioned BlueTree Group to map out the status of book supply chain management (BSCM) in Nigeria, identify its strengths and weaknesses in each of the phases and provide recommendations to build a durable and innovative supply chain in Nigeria.
During this analysis, BlueTree Group has identified all the important stakeholders within the publishing, printing and distribution of textbooks and supplementary reading books in Nigeria in general and the three states Kano, Jigawa and Kaduna.
Key stakeholders included publishers, printers, distributors, booksellers, government officials, NGO’s and stakeholders within the production of books for children with special needs, including authors and braille production centres. These stakeholders have been identified during desk research and have been interviewed during in-country visits.
During the implementation phase, BlueTree Group will provide technical advice on and conduct quality controls during the printing and production of textbooks and supplementary reading books in Nigeria.
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