Since its launch in 2017, Teach For Nigeria has played an integral role in the evolution of the education landscape in Ogun State, the country’s educational center, where the organization has placed 622 fellows. Teach For Nigeria is a key institutional partner to the regional government, providing teaching and leadership talent, staffing the state’s virtual learning effort during lockdown, and influencing the initial and ongoing training of the state’s teachers.
Teach For Nigeria’s strong relationships with the government and other stakeholders has enabled them to respond quickly to crises like the COVID-19 pandemic and to have a broad impact. Early in the pandemic the Ogun State government recruited Teach For Nigeria fellows to teach both on the radio and live on TV while schools were closed, reaching a potential audience of millions of children. In addition to the government-led radio and TV initiatives, in early 2021 Teach For Nigeria launched Teach For Nigeria Radio School, which is broadcast on two major stations and has so far reached over 50,000 listeners. Last year, Teach For Nigeria launched a School Leadership Program, which focuses on equipping public school leaders with effective practical school leadership, management skills, and tools to place them in the best position to drive holistic transformation in their existing schools.