Case Study

Meeting the Academic and Social-Emotional Needs of Nigeria’s Out-of-School Children

This case study was collected as part of Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Event Series to share compelling examples of programs and practices that positively influence improvements in teachers’ work conditions and teaching practice.  For more case studies, click here.


As part of their response to number of out-of-school children in Nigeria, with the support from UK Aid, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Creative Associates International developed the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) model in Nigeria. ALPs are flexible, age-appropriate educational programs which aim to address the needs of OOS children and youth by preparing them for entry or re-entry into the mainstream educational system. By enrolling these students, ALPs strive to make up for lost time and shore up the essential skills these students may have never developed or lost after their educations were derailed.