Overall Findings and Technical Report of ESSPIN Composite Survey 3 (2016)


The Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) (2008–17) seeks to improve learning outcomes for children of basic education age in six Nigerian states: Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara and Lagos. The aims of the ESSPIN Composite Surveys are to assess the effects of ESSPIN’s integrated School Improvement Programme (SIP), and to report on the quality of education in public schools in the six ESSPIN-supported states. ESSPIN is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by a consortium led by Cambridge Education. The Composite Surveys have been carried out for ESSPIN by Oxford Policy Management (OPM). This report presents findings from the first, second and third rounds of the ESSPIN Composite Survey (CS1, CS2 and CS3). These took place in 2012, 2014 and 2016, respectively. The surveys covered a wide range of indicators at the teacher, head teacher, School-Based Management Committee (SBMC), and learner levels. The aim is to understand change in schools over time, and whether schools which receive intervention through ESSPIN are working better than those which do not. 

Further ESSPIN CS3 reports can be found at http://www.esspin.org/resources/reports/composite-survey-3-reports