To the left is the Director of Education Finder Marja-Riitta Ritanoro with Her Excellency Mrs Omolewa Ahmed at the middle and manager of Education Finder Nigeria Lilian Ifeoma Chibiko at the meeting held with Kwara State delegation.
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Director of Education Finder Marja-Riitta Ritanoro and the Education Finders manager in Nigeria Lilian Chibiko met her excellency Mrs. Omolewa Armed who visited Finland and Sweden with Kwara State delegation.
Women health and teacher training in Kwara
Her Excellency Mrs Omolewa the first lady of Kwara State, expressed their interest to partner with Education Finder in health related issues for women and capacity building of the quality of their teachers.
Education Finder decided to visit Kwara State to see the realities on ground and discuss the best approach towards the needs of the State.
Education Finder has been working in Nigeria through their local NGO Net Educational Advancement Initiative (www.neaieducation.org) especially on women4women bus business, women capacity building in rural areas and working with young leaders .
Education is one of the basic human rights that has been recognised since the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
Nigeria is the biggest country in Africa with a population of about 150-170 million people and the majority of the population are young people. Nigerian education System has been very poor quality.
Many factors have been responsible for this poor quality education. It is quite a pity that governments have been investing a lot into education but there has been bad result towards improving the quality. One of the major problems in Nigeria is corruption, lack of quality teachers, poor funding and poor management.
- Growth remained robust in 2011 and the outlook for the near term remains favourable.
- The economy remains vulnerable to global economic shocks that weigh on the fiscal position and macroeconomic stability, threatening growth prospects.
- High rates of poverty and youth unemployment continue to persist in spite of robust growth. (http://www.afdb.org/en/countries/west-africa/nigeria/ ) African Development Bank Group
Nigeria Country Office (NGFO)
EducationFinder has evidence of learning successes from 15 years of eLearning practice. eLearning has made it possible for everyone to take part in quality education wherever they live and whenever they want to. EF has been a pioneer in developing and practicing distance education and received the in 2008 Boldic Award for our implementation of eLearning methods.
The basis of the success has been: governmental support, approval and appreciation from the management of the schools and committed teachers.