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  • 1. Nigeria and SchoolsIwww.britishcouncil.org 1
  • 2. Nigeria - Facts • Africa has 54 states. Nigeria is a culturally diverse country with a population of 170.1 million in 36 states. There are 389 ethnic groups with up to 500 languages the major ones being Yoruba, Ibo and Hausa.• 1 in every 4 Africans you see is Nigerian.• There is a syndicate of fraudsters as in every country but they form 0.1% of the population • Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%. • Majority of Muslims are based in the North, Christians in the south however you find people from both religions settled in all states www.britishcouncil.org 2
  • 3. More facts about Nigeria • Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country, as well as the most populous black country in the world. By 2050 Nigeria is expected to be the fourth most populous country in the world, after India, China and the United States • 70 percent of Nigeria’s population is below the age of 35 • Until 1960 Nigeria was a British colony. You can still find evidence of Nigeria’s colonial heritage in street names in parts of Lagos • Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is a Nigerian • Nigeria has twice (2003 and 2011) been judged the happiest country in the world • Nigeria’s economy is one of the top 10 fastest-growing in the world • Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature, Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian • 2 capitals: Lagos & Abuja www.britishcouncil.org 3
  • 4. Education in Nigeria - 9-3-4 system Higher education From 18yrs optional Secondary education/technical college 14 – 17 years optional Basic primary education 5 – 14 years compulsorywww.britishcouncil.org 4
  • 5. Education in Nigeria – 9-3-4 System• 10% of the local budget is committed to Education. NGOS like the British Council, UNICEF, DFID work with the Nigerian government and the stakeholders in the education sector to improve the standards of education.• 72,672 schools managed by Federal and State Ministries of Education (54,434 basic and 18,238 secondary)• Schools are a mixture of government, private, faith based and community based schools• All schools follow a national curriculum• Free education at the first level: Six years of Primary Education; Three years of Junior Secondary Education www.britishcouncil.org 5
  • 6. Challenges in Nigerian schools•Infrastructure•Skills Gap•Inadequate man power•Low attendancewww.britishcouncil.org 6
  • 7. What’s it like in a Nigerian school?www.britishcouncil.org 7
  • 8. School PartnershipsWhy?•Cross cultural learning•Global citizenship•Professional Development for teachers•Internationalising educationHow do they work?•Bilateral partnerships•Trilateral partnerships• If you have a bi-lateral partnership with an eligible country in SubSaharan Africa we would encourage you to include a new school from asecond African country through Connecting Classrooms.www.britishcouncil.org 8
  • 9. Partnership opportunities – amend to partnership incl. themesConnecting Classrooms Partnership FundingPartner with a school in Nigeria through Connecting Classrooms for a travel grant of £1,500per school to visit their partner. Nigeria is an eligible country to participate in the funding sostart completing your application today. The deadline is 9 November.Opportunity to apply for the ISA AwardThe International School Award is awarded to schools who demonstrate theircommitment to developing global citizens by embedding internationalismthroughout the ethos and curriculum of the school. Visit our website for moreinformation on how you can apply.Connecting Classrooms Professional Development CoursesWe are offering a range of online and face to face professional developmentcourses through Connecting Classrooms. We’ll be launching our face to facecourses in January 2013. For now, you can enrol in a range of online coursesthrough our Professional Learning Portal.www.britishcouncil.org 9
  • 10. Impact stories from existing partnerships“Connecting classroom is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I can now boast of an improved output as a teacher.” Kola Oseh, Model secondary School Maitama.‘Having the opportunity to mix with African’s has developed children’s empathy towards cultural differences. There’s also a better appreciation of the opportunities they have for their own education.’’ Jane English, Principal, PCSCPartner with Nigeria through Connecting Classrooms School Partnerships- Apply by 9 November by visiting our website for more information- Sign up our online professional development courses through the Connecting Classrooms Professional Learning portalwww.britishcouncil.org 10