Education and Training

Teach For Nigeria Fellowship Program 2020 (Paid Fellowship)

The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship program is a 2 year full-time paid commitment that is designed to build a movement of leaders who will work towards eliminating educational inequity in Nigeria.

As a Fellow, you will set targets and work towards ambitious goals that will put your students on a different life path. The experience will not only develop your leadership skills but also give you first-hand exposure to the educational crisis in our country. It will help you develop an awareness of the wider issues relating to educational inequity – and deepen your understanding of their potential solutions.

We believe every child has the right to develop the academic excellence, and mind-sets to thrive in the  classroom while gaining access to opportunity to determine their own pathways and meaningfully engage  with their communities. Therefore, we ground our  teacher and leadership development training on outcomes and strategies that will  transform the educational trajectory of the students we serve through a rigorous and extensive training program which begins with a six weeks Training Institute.

Through the two years Fellows receive ongoing support through a combination of in-person training sessions, leadership forums, as well as online training courses and resources. Additionally, we will build partnerships with key public and private sector entities in order to develop pathways to accelerate alumni leadership in critical areas.

After the two-year program and as an Alumni, you will be supported to use these skills and knowledge to advocate for and lead educational reform in whichever path you choose.


We are looking for outstanding individuals with leadership potential who will drive the movement towards educational equity. As a teacher and leader in the classroom, you will share your passion with pupils and be a role model. You will also develop the skills and experience to enable you to lead effectively, with the opportunity to make a tangible positive impact on your pupils and in your communities – every day. We are looking for those who TEACH, LEAD and IMPACT.

We believe in diversity and excellence, so, we will review all applications thoroughly and select candidates from across the nation with diverse professional or academic background. We ensure that our selection process is fair and thorough. The final selection is based on your ability to demonstrate the competencies that show your leadership potential.


As a Teach For Nigeria Fellow, you are a part of a movement of young leaders working to eliminate educational inequity. In addition, these are some benefits of being a Fellow:

1. Opportunity to be part of a movement that is changing lives and that will change society
2. Extensive leadership development training
3. Intensive teacher training
4. Real responsibility from day one
5. Opportunity to be a part of a global network of change agents from across 52 countries
6. Access to a Mentoring Programme, offering a unique opportunity to achieve professional and personal development
7. Access to professional development and network of supporters
8. Ongoing leadership development, coaching, business training and skills workshops
9. Opportunity to design and implement a social change project
10. A stipend for two years including during the school holidays.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should visit



First Application Deadline: April 4, 2020.
Second Application Deadline: May 23, 2020.

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