Teach For Nigeria Fellowship Program 2023 Cohort
Applications are now open for the 2023 Cohort of the Teach For Nigeria Fellowship Program.
The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship program is a 2 year full-time paid commitment in which they place the most outstanding graduates and professionals to teach in Nigeria’s under-served schools in low-income communities. The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship is a transformational leadership program that equips Fellows with transferable leadership skills to effect change beyond the classrooms in the communities they serve.
As a Teach For Nigeria Fellow, you are a part of a movement of young leaders working to eliminate educational inequity. In addition, these are some benefits of being a Fellow:Opportunity to be part of a movement that is changing lives and that will change societyExtensive leadership development trainingIntensive teacher trainingReal responsibility from day oneOpportunity to be a part of a global network of change agents from across 60 countriesAccess to a Mentoring Programme, offering a unique opportunity to achieve professional and personal developmentAccess to professional development, coaching, business trainings, skill workshops and network of supportersOpportunity to participate in a sponsored professional diploma in education program.Opportunity to design and implement a social change projectA stipend for two years including during the school holidays.
Teach For Nigeria will provide the Fellows with a certificate of participation. In addition, Teach For Nigeria is working with universities to provide Fellows with teaching qualifications.
Why Should I Join Teach for Nigeria?
According to UNICEF, over 58.3% of pupils in a school are not learning while nearly 50% of Grade 6 pupils cannot read at all.
At the secondary school level, the historical academic performance of students, as measured by results from the West African Senior School Certificate Exams (WASSCE) shows that between 2008 and 2015, pass rates have not exceeded 40 per cent. These figures are alarming. They are giving the children little or no hope for a future with opportunities.
Teach For Nigeria offers you the chance to make a difference in tackling one of Nigeria’s most pressing challenges, educational inequity. The Fellowship will help you develop leadership skills that are critical in today’s dynamic global work environment. The Fellowship Program gives you an opportunity to become a part of the solution and a change agent who would transform education in Nigeria.
What happens after the Fellowship?
Teach For Nigeria Fellows become Teach For Nigeria alumni and join the network of formidable leaders across over 61 countries around the world. The Alumni are supported in their personal and professional interests towards further education or careers as they become influencers, innovators, visionaries, advocates, entrepreneurs and active participants in the education ecosystem. There are many options open to you after the Fellowship, including but not limited to:Continuing to make an impact in the public education system at multiple levels, in schools, districts, states and the federal level.Driving innovations through social innovations or enterprise working on issues in education.Contributing to the field of education as an advocate or academic in policy and research work, in or related to education.Joining private organisations and multinationals whose core business is to provide resources like finances, skills, and influence in order to further Teach For Nigeria’s vision and mission.
To apply, all candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Obtain a minimum second class (lower division)
Must have completed NYSC on or before July 2023
Must be a Nigerian citizen
Not more than 35 years old at the time of application.
The Fellows are carefully chosen through a rigorous selection process. Apply to the Fellowship if:You are someone who believes in an equitable, excellent education for all children.You demonstrate leadership potential and openness to learning.You are willing to commit two-years as a full-time teacher.You are not afraid to set bold and ambitious goals.You demonstrate courage and problem-solving abilities.You work in collaboration with diverse people towards shared goals.