A '95 with 1.9.... I believe it has a distributor. (And no crank sensor)
If you have no spark at the coil, then it's either the pickup coil in the
distributor, the ignition module, the coil, interconnecting wiring, or the
distributor cap / rotor.
Big jump from a '77 Nova to a '95 escort (which engine. I had a '69 with a
250 and power glide, and a '72 with a 307). But not too much of a jump for
the spark timing control between the two.