Bridge Nigeria delivers high quality education to children from low-income homes — Uche Orji

Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has disclosed that the investment made in Bridge Nigeria delivers high quality education to children from low-income homes.

NSIA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Uche Orji, made this known during an interview on Saturday June 5, 2021.

While explaining the performance of Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund in 2020, Uche stated how the NSIA has been investing for the benefit of Nigerians.

He also stated some new investments NSIA is set to make that will help transform the Nigerian economy.

NSIA boss, “Our investment in Bridge Academies delivers high quality education to children from low-income homes. This is a fantastic programme. The children are taught world class curriculum.”

“The result has been stunning. The literacy and numeracy level of the beneficiary kids have gone up. We believe that very soon we will start to make profit from our investment in the project.” Orji added.

“In literacy, students at Bridge schools perform better than pupils at other private schools (by 0.35 standard deviation) and public schools (by 1.38 standard deviation),” NSIA said in a report.

Bridge Nigeria is a network of nursery and primary schools in underserved communities in Lagos and Osun State, creating opportunities for children to grow and explore their potential.

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