The World Bank:
State Education Program Investment Project (SEPIP)

The World Bank has been a long-time partner and is currently supporting the State Education Programme Investment Project in Nigeria.  This is an innovation project being piloted in three States: Anambra, Bauchi and Ekiti States.  Under this project, funds are disbursed to States after they have achieved and accomplished some pre-determined performance/disbursement indicators called Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs).  Thus, this is a result-based financing project. UBEC as a statutory Agency charged with the responsibility or coordinating Basic Education in Nigeria has a major role to play.  

Additional Financing (AF) of SEPIP is focusing on the need for system strengthening in the North-East States of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe in addition to the 3 States of Anambra, Bauchi and Ekiti. It is designed to strengthen the educational system by supporting: 

  • need-based teacher deployment;
  • school-level management and accountability; and
  • measurement of student learning in the participating States. The institutional arrangement for the SEPIP project designated UBEC as a Technical Assistance provider to the implementing States.  UBEC is also the main Monitoring & Evaluation outfit for the project.

Global Partnership for Education (GPE)/Nigerian Partnership for Education Project (NIPEP)

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is under the World Bank supervision.  The GPE/NIPEP is a 100 million US Dollars grant aimed at assisting Nigeria to achieve EFA goals through increased access and improved quality in basic education. Financing Agreement of the project was signed and ratified by the Federal Ministry of Finance in November 2015.  The project is at various stages of implementation in the five States of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and Sokoto.  The major areas of focus in the  project are:

  • increasing girl-child enrolment and retention through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT);
  • strengthening SBMCs; and
  • teacher professional development (TPD) especially on classroom management.

UBEC is designated as a Technical Assistance Provider to the implementing states and the main Monitoring & Evaluation outfit for the project.

Dame (Mrs.) Comfort Iheme – Rep. South East

She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Dr. Danjuma Adamu Dabo – Rep. North East

Dr. Danjuma hails from Bauchi State. He obtained M.Sc Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja, MBA form Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Economics from the Loughborough University, UK.