Sokoto

Sokoto, usually referred to as Sokoto State to distinguish it from the city of Sokoto, is located in the extreme northwest of Nigeria, near to the confluence of the Sokoto River and the Rima River. As of 2005 it has an estimated population of more than 4.2 million. Sokoto City is the modern-day capital of Sokoto State (and its predecessor, the Northwestern State). The name Sokoto (which is the modern/anglicised version of the local name, Sakkwato) is of Arabic origin, representing suk, 'market'. It is also known as Sakkwato, Birnin Shaihu da Bello or "Sokoto, Capital of Shaihu and Bello"). Being the seat of the former Sokoto Caliphate, the city is predominantly Muslim and an important seat of Islamic learning in Nigeria. The Sultan who heads the caliphate is effectively the spiritual...
Area (km2): 25,973
Population: 4,392,391

Literature

Evaluation of UNICEF Girls’ Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3): Baseline Technical Report

This EDOREN report presents the findings of quantitative and qualitative baseline data collection undertaken by Education, Data, Research and...

Evaluation of UNICEF Girls’ Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3): Baseline Synthesis Report

This EDOREN report presents the findings of quantitative and qualitative baseline data collection undertaken by Education, Data, Research and...

CHALLENGES TO SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ LEADERSHIP IN NORTHERN REGION OF NIGERIA

The authors of this article promise of establishing a constructive conversation with the secondary schools board on issues of principal leadership...

Managing the Challenges and Prospects of the New Teacher in Contemporary Nigeria

A nation that is aspiring for greatness, self-sufficiency, political and economic emancipation cannot afford running away from effective system...

Gender Issues in Basic Education and National Development in Nigeria

Research has shown that education is one of the most effective development investments countries can make. Adequate investments in education...

Researchers

  • Research Assistant - NPC, Abuja office - 2006
  • Research assistant UBEC's World Bank Project Impact Assessment 2006
  • Research assistant MDG FCT-Abuja Office Baseline Data Collection 2008, 2010
  • Researcher Analysis of Teachers Procedural Practices for Curriculum
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Nasir Mohammed Baba's main area of research interest is the study of Qur'anic school curriculum in relation to state-sponsored programmes of basic education in Northern Nigeria. This was the subject of a Ph.D. thesis that he completed in 2013 at the University of Jos, Nigeria with partial...Read more

Organisations

Connected Development [CODE]

Connected Development [CODE] is a non government organization whose mission is to improve access to information and empower local communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building capacities of marginalized communities which will bring about social and economic progress within communities, while promoting transparency and accountability.