Welcome to Transforming Education in Niger State (TENS) Programme
Transforming Education in Niger State (TENS) is a major educational transformation programme at the primary and secondary school levels, working in partnership with MRL Public Sector Consultants, the University of Cambridge (comprising of Judge Business School Executive Education and the Institute of Education) and the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM).
The aim of the Programme is to significantly improve the educational system within the State due to the critical challenges currently experienced. Examples include dilapidated classrooms and school buildings, lack of science laboratories, de-motivated and insufficient teaching staff, gender disparity, high dropout rates - especially amongst girls and inadequate security. Other problems include, inacurate and up to date statistical data and information useful for effective educational planning and redundant teaching methods and minimal investment into the sector over the last decade.
“Education is one of the key priorities and a sector requiring immediate attention”
The Programme runs from March 2016 through to March 2019, and is divided into 3 distinct phases. Phase I has just concluded, which resulted in a number of key deliverables such as the Niger State Educational Strategy, which will be used as the route map for change. Phase II is over a period of 2 years commencing in January 2017 up until December 2018.
His Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello.
The Executive, Governor of Niger State
The educational system within Niger State has reached a crisis point. Minimal investment has been put into the educational sector over the last decade.
About Niger State
The State got its name from the River Niger, one of the major rivers in Nigeria. Apart from River Niger, the state also has the biggest hydroelectric dam in Nigeria, the Kainji Dam. Niger State became known as the “Power State” because of the three hydro-electric power stations that’s located within the state. In addition to Kainji, there are the Shiroro and Jebba power stations.
Established in 1976, Niger State was created out of the defunct North-Western states. Niger state is the largest state in Nigeria in terms of land mass 86,000km2 of approximately 8.6 million hectares, constituting about 9.3% of the total land area of the country.
For more information on Niger State, visit the Niger State Government website