The University has been selected under the Enabling Writers contract to develop 200 Hausa readers or books in Nigeria and Cameroon. Enabling Writers is a program supported by the “All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Partners.”
Under the nine-month project, AUN will work with state and federal government language experts from Nigeria and Cameroon to ensure the readers are available to education authorities in both countries.
President Margee Ensign, on receiving the notification for this award, noted that it will go a long way towards promoting indigenous education through the stories that will be developed.
“It will also contribute immensely to the number of titles available for learners in the Hausa language while promoting oral tradition that could have been forgotten if these stories are not written,” Ensign stated.
As part of its development mandate, AUN has been involved in improving the quality of education available to children in surrounding communities. This is achieved through primary and secondary after-school tutoring as well as the development of Hausa readers for use in primary schools.
The American University in Nigeria (AUN) is dedicated to expanding education and access to out-of-school children and strengthening academic skills in the primary setting through various literacy programs such as Students Empowered through Language, Literacy, and Arithmetic (STELLAR) and Technology Enhanced Learning for All (TELA).