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An initiative resembling the famed N-Power scheme of the Nigerian Federal Government, Teach For Nigeria Recruitment is ongoing, AllNews reports.
Recall N-Power had N-Teach as part of the components of its graduate programme. Volunteers were posted to public schools across Nigeria.
Teach For Nigeria is a non-profit organisation which its founders say is "focused on eliminating educational inequity in Nigeria by placing future leaders to teach in underserved schools in low-income communities".
Application for the Teach For Nigeria 2021 cohort of Fellows is now open!— Teach For Nigeria (@Teach4Nigeria) April 15, 2021
You can visit our website to start the application process.#TeachForNigeria #TFN #Education #TFN2021Receuitment pic.twitter.com/9n6nn9dd5U
In 2015, Folawe Omikunle joined Teach For Nigeria as Program Manager in its early stages. She quickly transitioned to become the Chief Exceutive Officer (CEO) in 2016, leading the start-up and driving the organizational development which led to the eventual launch of the organization in 2017.
The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship is "a transformational leadership program that equips Fellows with transferable leadership skills to effect change beyond the classrooms in the communities we serve", a message on its official website reads.
"After the Fellowship, alumni of Teach For Nigeria build on their classroom teaching experience to drive long-term systemic changes in the educational sector in Nigeria as they progress into leadership roles in their varied professions.
"The Teach For Nigeria model is based on the proven success of 40 country organizations including Teach For America, Teach First UK, Teach For Ghana, Teach For Bangladesh, Teach For Nepal and Teach For India, who are all part of the Teach For All network," further information on https://teachfornigeria.org/ adds.
Successful applicants are expected to be deployed to Lagos, Ogun or Kaduna states. The salary of Teach For Nigeria enrollees - as of 2018 - is N80,000 (about 209 US Dollars) per month.
While at the time, applicants must not be more than 35 years old, AllNews cannot independently verify if there is any age restriction for this year's opening.
Application for the 2021 Teach For Nigeria Fellowship opened on April 15th, 2021 to "fresh, young, and innovative leaders across diverse disciplines and backgrounds, who have what it takes to contribute and work towards our vision of ensuring that one day, every Nigerian child have the opportunity to attain an excellent education".
Interested persons are asked to visit Teach For Nigeria's website to begin their application.
The website to apply for Teach For Nigeria 2021 is https://teachfornigeria.org/apply.
The Fellowship Selection Process
The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship is a highly selective program. The Fellowship attract applications from leaders from different workplaces and graduates from the best universities across the world. Through the 3-staged process, they select the candidates with the highest potential to make a difference.
Your application will help those in charge of the programme understand your experiences, your motivation to join the Teach For Nigeria fellowship and why you would be a strong fit for the Fellowship.
If they find you a good fit for the fellowship through your application, you will be invited to take an online test.
If successful in your Online Test, they will invite you to the Assessment Centre, which is the final stage of our selection process. Here, you will teach a 5-minute lesson, take part in a group activity, and participate in a one-on-interview with their assessors.
It is noteworthy that applicants will be informed of the status of their application before the end of the recruitment cycle for the 2021 fellowship.