TFN plans recruitment of 400 change agents for fellowship programme
With determination to continually address the educational imbalance in the country, through a dynamic and transformational leadership, Teach For Nigeria (TFN), a non-governmental organisation, has announced the opening of the application for its 2020 fellowship programme.
TFN’s fellowship programme is a two-year full-time paid commitment that is designed to build a movement of leaders who will work towards eliminating educational inequity by teaching in under-served schools in low-income communities across Nigeria.
Head of recruitment, matriculation & selection, Bukola Kolajo, who disclosed this said the 2020 opening is the largest cohort to join the programme since inception, adding that the increase will reach more under-resourced schools and provide children with quality education for better life outcome.
The organisation, focused on improving the quality of education for Nigeria’s most marginalised children, said the target of 400 fellows, into the fourth cohort of its fellowship programme is deliberate as they hope to achieve huge results.
According to Kolajo, “TFN understands the challenges and issues facing the education sector in Nigeria and is fighting to resolve this by bridging the nation’s educational inequity gap. We also recognise that Nigeria already has much of what is needed to thrive and overcome these challenges.
“This is why we look inwards for the solution. There is a wealth of incredible talent among university students, recent graduates, and young professionals. We are working to create a new future for Nigeria by galvanizing the rising generation of leaders to develop the potential of our children. The recruitment of 400 fellows is a big step towards our vision of developing the potential of every Nigerian child.”
Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Education, Ogunleye Olaseni, who was present at the launch said: “The campaign embarked upon by TFN is aimed at increasing the number, quality, and diversity of people seeking to become Fellows in high need schools (rural and urban); connecting aspiring teachers with information about the pathways to teaching including preparation, certification, training and mentoring.”She affirmed that the organisation’s partnership with the Ogun State government has completely transformed their teaching process and has consequently improved learning outcomes in all their public primary schools.”