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Oando Foundation Trains 507 Teachers and 11 Master Trainers to Commemorate World Teachers’ Day

In line with its strategy to create a sustainable system that educates and empowers children, the Oando Foundation just completed training for 11 master trainers and over 500 teachers in its adopted schools.

A detailed Teacher Development Needs Assessment (TDNA) was conducted by Pearson. The TDNA was designed and implemented by directly engaging Head teachers, Teachers and students from 23 Oando Foundation adopted schools across 12 states. The outcome of the assessment informed the design of a Professional Teacher Development Programme customized to meet the specific requirements of teachers in the Nigerian context.

Consequently, master trainers were identified and selected from the National Teachers’ Institute and their capacities developed to administer training. On completion of the master teacher training, the trainers were deployed to conduct a 5 day professional training programme for Head Teachers and Teachers in selected adopted schools

According to Tokunboh Durosaro, Director, Oando Foundation, “At Oando Foundation, we recognize that investing in teachers has long term benefits. This is why we instituted the Oando Foundation Teachers’ Professional Development Programme to equip our teachers with relevant skills to become more knowledgeable, competent and able to use participatory methodologies in their pedagogical practices.”

Oando Foundation has a long-standing global commitment to providing quality education and has demonstrated this through its Adopt-a- School Initiative. UNESCO Education for All Report 2013/14 statistics reveal that there is a deficit in the number of trained primary school teachers in Nigeria. The ideal pupil/trained teacher ratio should not exceed 1:40. However, in some schools in northern Nigeria, there are more than 200 students per trained teacher, hence our call to action.

About Oando Foundation:

Oando Foundation, established in 2011, is an independent charity launched by Oando PLC, one of Africa’s leading indigenous energy solutions providers.  The Foundation aims to support the Nigerian Government to meet the Millennium Development Goals to achieve Universal primary education.  Its mission is to radically improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nigerian schools and communities by ensuring access to world class basic education systems.

Oando PLC currently provides 1 % of its annual pretax profit to fund the Foundation. Oando Foundation has also established strategic partnerships with government, the private sector, international development partners, NGOs and civil society to fulfill its goals and objectives.

Oando Foundation has adopted 48 schools across 20 states, Adamawa, AkwaIbom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, FCT Abuja, Kaduna, Katsina, Kwara, Lagos, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Taraba States. The Foundation plans to adopt 100 schools by 2015; directly affect over 200,000 lives by ensuring over 100,000 pupils have access to quality primary education; broaden the capacity of over 4,000 teachers, award scholarships to over 2,560 pupils to reduce direct and indirect costs of education to students.

Learn more about the Foundation at oandofoundation.org.

For further information, please contact:
Tokunboh Durosaro
Director, Oando Foundation
2 Ajose Adeogun Street
Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria.
Email: tdurosaro@oandoplc.com
Tel: +234 (1) 2702400 Ext 6226

Date Published:5th October 2014

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