Nigeria's Annual Education Conference: 2015

The 2015 Annual Education Conference themed ‘Making Evidence Work for Basic Education Policy and Practice in Nigeria’ took place in the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Abuja Hotel on Monday 7th December 2015.

The conference was organised by the Federal Ministry of Education in collaboration with education development partners. It aims to institute a process for bringing together, on an annual basis, top policy makers, technocrats, researchers, bureaucrats and other key stakeholders in Nigeria education to share research evidence and its application to education policy-making.

The Honourable Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Gozie Anwuka declared open the inaugural edition of the yearly conference. Participants interrogated the importance of evidence (knowledge, research, data) in strengthening policy making and good practice in Nigeria’s basic education systems. In particular, they examined evidence and policy in four key areas: Better Primary School Teachers, Improved Learning Outcomes, Safe Schools and Better Use of Data.

The event was supported by DFID's programme Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN), the British Council, DFID's Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN), the Teacher Development Programme (TDP), UNICEF, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

General information on NAEC is available here.