Wole Soyinka Center, WSCIJ has released two photo books on the challenges with basic education and electricity in Nigeria.
The photo books titled, 'State of Schools' and 'Living in Darkness', are part of WSCIJ’s Regulatory Monitoring Programme, REMOP.
Electricity and basic education are interconnected and pertinent to Nigeria’s development. The photobooks reiterate the need for an integrated development approach by all stakeholders in tackling the challenges.
The books have some of the most compelling pictures from reports published under the REMOP project during its first 3years from 2017 to 2019.
93 journalists have been trained and 55 individual investigative reports published by the Wole Soyinka Centre under the REMOP initiative.
In 2019, WSCIJ facilitated a first-of-its-kind collaborative journalism effort with eight reporters and three editors from PremiumTimes, Thecableng, DailyTrust to publish six investigative reports focused on why Nigeria does not have stable electricity.
The school closure window caused by the COVID19 pandemic is a window of opportunity to improve the state of schools and attend to the darkness in the electric power supply sector that is stifling the development of the country.