Sub Component A

SCHOOL  IMPROVEMENT GRANTS TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS

This sub-component provides support to Public Primary schools including integrated Islamiyya[1] schools in Katsina state by funding non-salary expenditures, for improving school effectiveness, learning and teaching. To be eligible for a school grant, the school must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. a) Established a functioning SBMC;
  2. b) Received SBMC training on schools grants;
  3. c) Developed School Development Plan (SDP); and
  4. d) Established a bank account.

 

The eligible expenditures for funding under this subcomponent are those initiatives that can aid access, retention of pupils and improve learning outcomes in school. These may include:

  • School uniforms,
  • Learning materials (textbooks, exercise books, writing materials, ICT materials etc.)
  • Classroom materials (chalk/marker boards, BB ruler, Duster etc.)
  • Performance incentives (bicycles, pupils’ readers etc.)
  • Minor rehabilitation (renovations of black boards/, classroom furniture, toilets, open well etc.)
  • support to remedial education such as payment of allowances for community/contract

Teachers who provide coverage in hard-to-staff areas such as literacy and numeracy.

  • school-level quality initiatives that draw on community support such as reading
  • campaigns
  • implementation of the communications strategy, and other operating costs and contingencies (e.g. administration and management costs as well as monitoring and supervision visits)3
  • Training on school-based  management  areas  including  managing  resources,
  • monitoring schools, supporting teaching and learning, and addressing the issues of

concern to the girl-child

Table 2.2: Number of Primary Schools to benefit from SIG Annually.

Years    
State  
Katsina  
2015 251  
2016 511  
2017 101  
2018 860  
Total 1723  

 

Key results will include:

  • increase in Pupils enrollment and attendance
  • Gender Parity (Primary Enrollment)
  • improved learning outcomes measured by learning assessments

Hausa Literacy Rate of Primary 2 & 3 pupils as measured by Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA)

English Literacy rate of Primary 3 pupils as measured by EGRA

  • increase in the number of eligible schools for SIG each year
  • re-eligibility for the subsequent year based on a successful audit of the SBMC’s reports and 80% execution on activities set out in the SIP

[1]Integrated Islamiyya Schools are type of schools with modernized schooling systems implementing Integrated Qur’anic Teaching and Education (IQTE). They teach Islamic curriculum and have accepted to integrate elements of basic education into their schools through the core subjects (English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Basic Science).  These category of schools receive incentives and support from Government agencies, particularly SUBEBs to integrate the core subjects.