TNE and K12 top of agenda for UK on Nigeria visit


Through the UK authorities delegation go to, led by UK training champion Steve Smith, the British Council introduced a £600,000 grant aiming to assist systematic change in 20 establishments and organisations in Nigeria.

The British Council’s Innovation for African Universities will ship the grant program. It has additionally signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nationwide Universities Fee in a bid to facilitate collaboration and partnerships for the “environment friendly disbursement” of the grant.

British Council’s IAU goals to foster innovation and entrepreneurship tradition in African universities and facilitate the event of abilities required to construct industries, corporations, services.

“The UK authorities is happy concerning the TNE undertaking that has been developed by the NUC,” Smith mentioned.

“We imagine that it’s a likelihood to accomplice with Nigerian establishments utilizing digital platforms primarily and ensuring it spreads equally throughout the nation.”

“We’re right here as a result of we wish partnership and collaboration”

TNE gives “alternatives for mutual improvement”, Smith added. “We need to ensure that what we provide delivers high quality throughout the sector to make sure college students get the identical degree of training as they’d have acquired in the event that they went to the UK.

“On this situation, each nations acquire, nobody losses. We’re right here as a result of we wish partnership and collaboration.” The delegation may also go to worldwide colleges working the UK curriculum.

Moreover, greater than 20 principals and senior leaders of UK boarding colleges additionally travelled to Nigeria this week, internet hosting dad and mom, college students, authorities ministers and enterprise leaders at UK Boarding College Exhibitions in Abuja and Lagos.

“I’m eager for all of us to grab this chance to dig deep, and perceive how we will set up partnerships in Nigeria that may enable for a extra numerous and equitable outreach,” Smith acknowledged.

“British boarding colleges actually profit from welcoming Nigerian ladies and boys into their communities,” Mark Brooks, who organised the boarding school exhibitions, mentioned.

Together with representatives from the schools of Dundee and Sussex, UUKi, the British Council, authorities departments, the UK prime minister’s particular envoy on Women’ Training, and commerce envoy to Nigeria, Helen Grant MP, joined the delegation.

Nigeria is one in all 5 “priority countries” that Smith focuses on, and TNE is integral to the up to date UK 2021 worldwide training technique. The UK intends to maximise TNE’s “long-term potential to ascertain a number one, sustainable market place for the UK”, the technique launched final yr famous.


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