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COVID-19 Update

Teach for Nigeria (TFN) is committed to ending educational inequity in Nigeria. In the midst of the pandemic, we are committed to continuing to enroll leaders who will drive the movement towards educational equity and excellence in Nigeria. To learn more about how you can be part of this movement, continue to read below.

How are we responding to COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately caused widespread disruption and uncertainty not only in Nigeria but around the world. The safety of our community remains our highest priority and as such, we are prioritizing the following:
1. Protecting students and ensuring their continuity of learning
2. Safety of fellows, staff, and applicants
3. Working with government partners to assess when schools will be open to ensure the safety of teachers returning to work.
These are unprecedented times that are presenting challenges for our state government partners who are adapting to new realities as schools are shut down around the country and their operations are restricted or paused in the various states, we work in. This uncertainty impacts our entire work and plan as an organization.

Now more than ever, we are concerned about the students who attend our public schools. Their communities are facing additional and increasing disadvantages that will prevent them from accessing quality education, thereby widening the existing educational gap between children from the lowest and highest socioeconomic households. This is especially because school can often be a place not just for learning but an engine for social mobility and a safe place from home, with access to food and water. As a result, many children who are out of school are at risk of health and nutritional challenges as well as compromised wellbeing in these times of isolation.

This is why Teach For Nigeria is committed to continuing its work and continues to need not only the next generation of inspiring leaders but existing teachers with exemplary leadership qualities within communities, to help us accelerate positive impact in education and stability for the communities and children we serve. To learn about how Teach For Nigeria fellows and alumni are supporting their communities during these times, follow us on  instagramfacebooklinkedIn  and twitter.

Are you interested in joining our movement?

For those who applied to our first cycle, our recruitment process will continue as usual with some slight adjustments. A detailed email will be sent to applicants explaining the relevant changes.

Second Application Cycle – 2020/21 Fellowship program

Our application portal will reopen to receive applications from existing public-school teachers. To continuously expand our movement by creating the diversity of leadership required to advance equitable education for all children, we will be deepening the opportunity for more outstanding existing teachers to join our fellowship program.

  • Applications Opens – Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • Applications Closes – Friday, June 19, 2020

Please note that this is only open to public school teachers currently teaching in our operating states- KadunaLagos and Ogun. For Lagos state, we are only receiving applications from secondary school teachers for now.

Are you interested in joining our movement?

Our entire three-stage application process has evolved to be conducted virtually, limiting any unnecessary in-person contact. We want applicants to continue to have all the usual information at their fingertips. As a result, all face-to-face interviews, coffee recruiter chats, and alumni Q&As have been redesigned to take place through video conferencing.

Thank you for continuing to support and partner with us during these uncertain times. We will communicate any additional updates as necessary in the coming weeks and months.

Best regards,
Head, Recruitment, Selection and Matriculation