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4 Nigerian Schools Selected For 2020 World Education Week

The three schools in Nigeria have been chosen to participate as exemplars of commitment to their students

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Justina Asishana
Justina Asishana
Justina Asishana is a Nigerian from Edo state. She is a data and investigative journalist who also fact-checks. She covers health, agriculture, education and governance

NIGERIA. Four Nigerian schools will be showcasing their innovations alongside 100 schools across the world during the World Education Week to be held virtually on the 5th and 6th of October 2020.

The 100 participating schools represent 46 countries across the world.

Commitment learner outcomes

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The three schools in Nigeria include the Baptist Primary School, Christ Anglican Primary School, Ikangba Erinlu United Anglican Primary School, and LGEA Kurmin Mashi.

According to the Host and Convener of the World Education Week, Vikas Pota, the schools that applied to participate in the 2020 World Education Week have made tremendous improvements in touching the lives of their students.

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He said, “I am incredibly inspired by the schools that apply to take part in this year’s World Education Week. Their commitment to improving the life chances of their learners by nurturing experts and wanting to share their experience with others, especially in these challenging times, says a lot about the global education community.

“They are our heroes and World Education Week provides us all an opportunity not just to learn from them, but to celebrate their successes”, he concluded.

The schools’ projects

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The four schools in Nigeria are showcasing their stories of quality education in pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for education (SDG #4).

Baptist Primary School will be showcasing “How a low-income, low-resource school went online during COVID-19.”

Christ Anglican Primary School will be showcasing “How they integrated a financial literacy curriculum into the school.”

Ikangba Erinlu United Anglican Primary School will be showcasing “Strategies for parental involvement.”

LGEA Kurmin Mashi will be showcasing “Integrating approaches focused on learners to enhance the learning outcomes.”

World Education Week theme

The theme for World Education Week is “Learning Today” and it is set to improve on the SDG #4 which is Quality Education and whose progress across the world has been very slow, especially as countries across the world have 10 years left to achieve the goal.

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The World Education Week will showcase stories from 100 schools in a bid to promote a higher and better standard of education for all.

The events to be showcased will be aligned with themes around the use of technology, promoting the science of learning and teaching, deepening family and community engagement, focusing on student well-being, and building programmes to enhance employability, entrepreneurship, and life skills.

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