To ensure Teach For Nigeria Fellows’ career continuity in education
By: Yinka Okeowo
Teach For Nigeria (TFN), a non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of education for Nigeria’s most marginalized children has partnered with Babcock University to offer a post graduate training programme to Teach For Nigeria Fellows that do not have a degree in Education.
Teach For Nigeria recruits outstanding graduates and young professionals from diverse academic disciplines into its Fellowship program; a 2-year, full-time paid commitment designed to build a movement of leaders who will work towards eliminating educational inequity by teaching in underserved schools in low-income communities across Nigeria.
This partnership with Babcock University is therefore, to ensure that TFN Fellows without a background in Education get a solid academic grounding in the discipline to deliver better learning outcomes for their pupils. Eligible Fellows will enrol and complete the post graduate training programme which will run concurrently with the 2-year TFN Fellowship programme. Upon completion, successful Fellows will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Education. This will also ensure that all Teach For Nigeria alumni have the requisite qualification to continue an impactful career in the education sector post-Fellowship.
Folawe Omikunle, CEO, Teach For Nigeria, and an alumunus of Babcock University commented: “In ten years we hope to have our Fellows and alumni in the six geo-political regions of Nigeria, deploying creative solutions to improving access to quality education for every Nigeria child. The PGDE will not only make our Fellows more effective in their classrooms but also make them qualified to take up leadership roles within the public education system and continue to make meaningful impact after their Fellowship tenure is over”.
Professor Ademola Tayo, President/Vice Chancellor, Babcock University, also commented: “We are proud of the good work that Teach For Nigeria is doing to address the very critical issue of education inequity in Nigeria. This is why we have partnered with them to further equip their Fellows to deliver impactful lessons that will positively alter the trajectory of their pupils’ lives.”