(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For the first time in his life, 17-year-old Muhammed Sani can identify the letters of the English alphabet, read simple sentences in English, such as: “I want to eat” and “I want to go home”. He can also work out simple mathematical sums. All this he has learnt over the past six months of attending the “Feed and Read” programme of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola.