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Oando Foundation and Educate A Child (EAC) Train over 3,000 Teachers
Across 100 Adopted Primary Schools

Oando Foundation (OF) in partnership with Educate A Child (EAC), Qatar plan to train 3,000 teachers and 200 head teachers across 100 adopted primary schools in Nigeria, over a period of three years (2016-2018). This Teacher Development Programme (TDP) is in line with OF’s vision to create a sustainable system that educates and empowers children across the country.

The Teacher Development Programme (TDP) replicates the UKAID Teacher Development Programme currently adopted by several states with quantifiable success rates. The TDP will build the capacity of teachers in literacy, numeracy, and science skills, as well as the use of pedagogical methodologies (activity based learning) in the classroom.  In addition, Oando Foundation will provide subject-based teacher guides and lesson plans to support deployment of training received.

To commence the project, the programme will train 1,745 teachers in 47 schools in 12 states (Abuja FCT, Adamawa, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Kwara, Lagos, Niger, Plateau, Ogun and Taraba) in 2016. A further 1,455 teachers will undergo intensive training between 2017 and 2018.

According to Adegoke Adekanla, Head, Oando Foundation,“We started the Adopt-A-School Initiative (A-A-S-I) with an aim to elevate the quality of education in Nigeria from a holistic perspective. In this time, we have adopted 80 of 100 targeted schools across 24 states and indirectly affected over 200,000 lives by ensuring over 100,000 pupils have access to quality primary education. Moreover, broadening the capacity of over 4,000 teachers and awarding scholarships to over 1,500 pupils to reduce direct and indirect costs of attending school remains a vital part of the plan. This initiative is in line with our overall objective to increase our impact alongside our partner Educate A Child Foundation, to deliver an improved education system with the right teachers, right subjects for the right schools.”

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  • Improve teachers’ understanding of modern pedagogy and application of classroom materials
  • Enhance teachers’ learning through the use of technology
  • Increase content knowledge of teachers in Mathematics, English, Science and Technology
  • Provide mentoring and support to teachers, head teachers and their assistants
  • Train head and assistant head teachers in school management and leadership



About Oando Foundation:
Oando Foundation is an independent charity established in 2011 by Oando PLC, one of Africa’s leading indigenous energy solutions providers. The Foundation aims to support the Nigerian Government in achieving universal basic 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 a percentage of its annual pretax profit to fund the Foundation. The 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 63 schools across 24 states. The Foundation plans to adopt 100 schools across Nigeria; 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 1,500 pupils to reduce direct and indirect costs of education to students.

Learn more about the Foundation at www.oandofoundation.org

For further information, please contact:
Adekanla Adegoke
Head, Oando Foundation
2 Ajose Adeogun Street
Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: 01-4484500 ext 6226
Email: aadegoke@oandofoundation.org

About Education Above All Foundation (EAA)

Education Above All Foundation’s mission, under the leadership of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, is to measurably improve access to high quality education for vulnerable and marginalized people in developing countries, as an enabler of broader human development.  Through its specialized programmes, Education Above All Foundation:

  • Implements with partners and executes proven and innovative interventions in


  • Protects the right to education in circumstances where it is under threat;
  • Advocates to draw international attention to some of the critical global education issues;
  • Collaborates with leading global organisations to help resolve selective issues adjunct

            to education

Educate A Child is a global program of the EAA that aims to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide who are denied their right to education.

Learn more about the Education A Child Program at http://educateachild.org/

Date Published:15th August, 2016

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