When we started our community engagement outreaches in the Nigerian deaf community late 2013, we wanted to know how many schools for the Deaf in the country as to know how much work we had to do. We searched the internet, and all other sources we hoped to get an answer, but to no avail. The closest information we got was a publication by Excellence and Education Network, with about 22 schools represented. We found out that the 3 schools where we started our project were not represented on the publication, we concluded that the publication could not be a comprehensive one.
Consequently, we became motivated to publish the first comprehensive directory of Schools for the Deaf in Nigeria. Four years after, we present to you a directory we believe is more defined and more comprehensive than any information we had gotten in the past. This is not yet a complete directory of Schools for the Deaf in Nigeria, and some of the information on this publication have not been verified by our field team, especially about schools where we have not had our outreach. Such information was provided to us by deaf individuals who know those schools, parents of deaf children and other individuals who come from those communities.
Note: these may not be the terms used to classify these schools according to Federal Government policy for deaf education.Other sub classification terms on this directory include:
Public – schools owned and run by the government. Private – schools owned and run by individuals (and sometimes faith-based organizations).
We acknowledge all persons that provided us with information about the schools published on this directory. We may not mention you by names, but we appreciate you so much. We would also need your assistance as we seek to complete the directory to contain all schools with other details this directory will contain. We are a team in this! Thank you! Great thanks too, to the IT Department who worked night and day to publish this material, and the entire Team S-DELI for their supports.
Emma Asonye, PhD. Head of Project, Global