Education quality in Niger: experimenting with innovative practices

08 Jun 2020

Niger has just adopted a roadmap to improve its education quality management. The development of autonomous work of students is one of the first projects envisaged, as the authorities wish to experiment with innovative pedagogical practices favouring an increase in learning time. In particular, approaches and tools will be tested in teacher training colleges to improve teaching practices in large and multi-grade classes.

Niger's roadmap for improving education quality is based on a strategic approach focused on three key areas. The first area involves developing action research on the autonomous work of students. The second area involves developing a decentralisation observatory, to identify the difficulties in the transfer of skills to the municipalities in the field of education and to promote innovative practices in the education system to be integrated into training courses. The third area involves helping to develop national coordination to support quality management in order to work towards eliminating ministerial silos and improving the flow of information.

The roadmap was developed by a national research team with support from UNESCO IIEP based on a country assessment of the education quality management system and a series of consultations with national stakeholders. The implementation of this roadmap will now be supported both by UNESCO IIEP and by the education partners.