There have been pilot programmes for the implementation of Creole as a medium of instruction in the school system since the late 1990s.
The Finnish Foreign Ministry funded a comprehensive bilingual education programme on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua with a total of 2,5 million euros from 2000-2004. Besides Creole, Miskito and Sumu-Mayagna were implemented as media of instruction.
"Widespread" does not, however, mean pervasive. Bilingual programmes are not available to all children needing them and in addition, Miskitu-speaking children, for instance, have been enrolled in Creole programmes, etc.