With national government support, Jolly Futures has reached more teachers and pupils in Nigeria than any other country

In 2006-2007, a pilot study was conducted in 5 government schools in Akwa Ibom State, with astounding results. Since then, Jolly Phonics has been rolled out by our implementing partner, Universal Learning Solutions, to tens of thousands of schools across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.


Jolly Futures has now spread to all 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria.

Pilot phase
Rollout phase
Sustainability phase

Project Reports and Documents


Project Contacts

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Patrick Uzu

Nigeria Country Director, Universal Learning Solutions

Projects: All nationwide

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Gary Foxcroft

CEO, Universal Learning Solutions

Projects: All nationwide

Project Partners

Universal Learning Solutions is a not-for-profit organisation that is managing the implementation of the Jolly Futures projects in several countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Cameroon. It’s vision is of a world where all children can read and write with confidence and enjoy their right to learn.