The female teacher trainee scholarship scheme: Operational research study for UNICEF Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3)

Abstract:

This EDOREN report assesses to what extent the Female Teacher Trainee Scholarship Scheme (FTTSS) has been able to fulfil its objective of improving the share of female teachers in rural schools. The FTTSS provides scholarships to women in rural areas to get their teaching qualification. In return, they agree to teach in their local, rural school for two years after completing their training. The programme has been operating in Bauchi, Katsina, Niger and Sokoto since 2008 and in 2012, was expanded to Zamfara State as well.