To boost employment and enhance the quality of education in private and public schools in Nigeria, Co–Creation Hub’s Education Practice (CcHUB), Yaba, Lagos, a social innovation company, has rolled out plan, re:learn Educators’ Network, to train graduates to teach STEM subjects.
The Practice Lead, Ms. Desiree Craig, said the network seeks to meet the global needs of 69 million teachers required to fulfill UNESCO’s global education goal of Education for All by 2030. She disclosed that Sub–Saharan Africa would need to train 17 million new teachers to provide every child with primary and secondary education, a majority of which would be required by Nigeria due to her population size:
“This means an average of 1.2 million new teachers will be required to join the education workforce each year. This poses a challenge to not only bridge the gap in terms of quantity, but also quality of teachers.
“Re:learn Educators’ Network is a new wave of Educators capable of leveraging technology to educate the next generation. Recent graduates who are passionate about education and have an appreciation for technology are recruited and trained as full time educators. This is especially coming at a time when unemployment rates in recent times have been on the increase.
“Through a thorough application and selection process, successful candidates are trained, and then deployed to schools. Benefits to Educators include a competitive salary, guaranteed placement in schools, continuous professional development opportunities and a flexible teaching schedule.
“CcHUB is focused on helping students and schools use technology in smart ways to enhance learning. At re:learn, the goal is to improve the quality of, and access to education in Nigeria. By providing rich and engaging content for STEM subjects, re:learn seeks to enhance the learning experience in the classroom.
“Over the past five years, CcHUB’s work in education has spanned the southern and northern parts of Nigeria. In particular, the focus has been on identifying innovative ways technology can improve learning outcomes for students across the country.
“The project tagged, re:learn Educators’ Network, is billed to kick off in Lagos, Jigawa and Kano states including Abuja next month.”