Learning in Lagos

A study by DfID and Oxford Policy Management showed that in NewGlobe schools, there is equity of learning. The schools are places of equal opportunity and equal learning benefits for all types of children. Parental income, parental education and speaking English at home has no correlation to students’ academic performance.


The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) contracted NewGlobe—as part of the Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria (DEEPEN) program—to open new community schools in Lagos and help address the shortage of quality education provision in the area for low income families.

DFID commissioned a study – researched and authored by Oxford Policy Management and the University of Sussex—to assess if the service provided achieved the stated goal of better learning for children.

The report “Learning in Lagos: Comparing Student Achievement in Bridge, Public and Private Schools” made the landmark finding that at NewGlobe, there is equity of learning. NewGlobe schools are places of equal opportunity and equal learning benefits for all types of children. The report states that “Students from better socioeconomic backgrounds have higher learning achievement in private and public schools, but not at Bridge (community) schools.” This contradicts decades of global education research that asserts family background matters more than the school a child attends, in relation to levels of learning.

At a glance

Key Takeaway

Equity: In these graphs, the slopes of each line tell an equity story; the flatter the line, the more equitable are performance outcomes across each family background characteristics.

The study strongly honors the work DfID has enabled through the DEEPEN program in Nigeria. Not only has NewGlobe made a significant contribution to the overall mix and size of quality education provision in Lagos, it has also delivered higher attainment equally for all children. This is true even where the comparison schools were twice the cost of NewGlobe.

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Learning in Lagos


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New Delhi, India

NewGlobe in New Delhi has shared services teams, including Marketing, Academics, Talent Acquisition, Policy & Advocacy, and New Opportunities. 

The Marketing team develops and executes strategic marketing initiatives, while the Academics team focuses on effective instructional design as well as high-quality educational content.

The Talent Acquisition team ensures NewGlobe India attracts and retains top talent, while the Policy and Advocacy team liases with stakeholders that support the organization’s mission. They all work closely with offices around the globe to optimize operations across the organization. 

Hyderabad, India

NewGlobe operates shared services teams in Hyderabad, with a focus on transforming education in under-resourced communities. 

The teams include Technology (Software Development, IT Operations, etc.), Academics (Instructional Design, Production), People, Talent Acquisition, and Finance. Through their collaboration, NewGlobe effectively delivers high-quality education to remote and marginalized populations across India.