The AGILE Project will work with the Federal Government and support participating states to improve secondary education opportunities among girls. The AGILE Project aims to achieve its objective through targeted assistance following key project principles.
The following seven states will participate: Borno, Ekiti, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Plateau; and any other state that may be selected to participate in the project. Nasarawa state expressed interest in joining during the appraisal stage, and may join following the midterm review. The selection of participating states was conducted through a consultative process involving the FME, the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), state governors and SMEs. The following criteria was used to select participating states: (a) a high number of out-of-school girls; (b) low transition rates to JSSs and SSSs; (c) existence of enabling policies on girls’ education; and (d) a state’s engagement and commitment to improving girls’ educational attainment and empowerment. AGILE-supported interventions will reach about 182 Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and all public JSS and SSS, while prioritizing targeted areas that are poor and have the lowest secondary transition rates among girls in participating states.
The AGILE project aims to benefit all adolescents (boys and girls) in public secondary schools (state/Local Government Authority, integrated Islamiyaa schools and community schools.)
The project consists of the following three components: (i) Creating Safe and Accessible Learning Spaces; (ii) Fostering an Enabling Environment for Girls; and (iii) Project Management and System Strengthening
Project Development Objective (PDO)
To improve secondary education opportunities among girls in targeted areas in participating states. Progress towards PDO achievement will be measured using the following key results indicators:
- Students benefitting from direct interventions to enhance learning (number disaggregated by gender);
- Girls currently enrolled in JSS and SSS in participating states (number);
- Girls transitioning to secondary school in participating states (percent);
- Students trained who demonstrate digital literacy (percent); and
- Girls completing life skills program (number)
The AGILE Project consists of three main components:
Component 1: Creating Safe and Accessible Learning Spaces
Component 2: Fostering an Enabling Environment for Girls
Component 3: Project Management and System Strengthening