NewGlobe Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to improve basic education for Nigeria’s children and future development.
In a move that holds immense promise for the future of education in Nigeria, NewGlobe has formally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). This groundbreaking partnership, forged on the heels of NewGlobe's participation in the 2023 Induction Program for newly elected and re-elected Governors, aims to catalyze transformational reforms and policies in the realm of education. With a commitment to expanding basic education reforms across Nigeria beyond the states where NewGlobe currently operates (Edo, Lagos, Kwara, and Bayelsa), the MOU heralds a new era of educational progress in the nation.
Established in 1999, following a multi-party conference attended by all 36 democratically elected State Governors of Nigeria, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) stands as a non-partisan association uniting the elected governors of all 36 states in Nigeria. Its core mission is to foster unity, promote good governance, enhance mutual understanding and cooperation among states, and establish a healthy and productive relationship between the states and other levels of government.
NewGlobe is an education expert and a global leader in learning with a mission to ensure all education systems are inclusive, equitable & transformative. NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. Employing a unique combination of technology, data-driven training and coaching, scientifically-based learning materials, and technology-equipped support teams to significantly enhance learning outcomes at a large scale. NewGlobe’s holistic systemic approach has proven effective in improving learning outcomes across various socioeconomic backgrounds, aligning with the broader vision of education as an engine for accelerated and equitable economic growth.
The primary purpose of this MOU is to establish a formal relationship between NewGlobe and the NGF to support sub-national members in implementing transformative educational reforms and policies through the educational subcommittees of the NGF and the individual states. The MOU is expected to achieve significant progress in the transformation of education across all 36 states in Nigeria.
Speaking during the MOU Signing Director General of the NGF, Asishana Okauru, Esq. acknowledged the celebrated successes of NewGlobe’s proprietary methodology and reform and welcomes the partnership with NewGlobe at this point in time when all states in Nigeria should be prioritizing and investing in education. The NGF will work with NewGlobe under this MOU to ensure education, particularly improving learning, is among the foremost objectives of state governments because this is a critical sector at a critical time for Nigeria.
Responding to the Director General, Dr. Akin-Olusoji Akinyele, Group Managing Director NewGlobe praised the NGF for contributions to Nigerian democracy through the giant strides achieved driving cohesion among states, healthy competition, peer review and learning as well as growth in governance capacity building. He further stated that NewGlobe’s aim is to democratize quality education for all children in Nigeria through a methodology proven to improve learning outcomes both internationally as well as locally right here in Nigeria with transformation successes recorded in Edo, Lagos, Kwara and Bayelsa public schools respectively. Dr. Akinyele said “ NewGlobe through this MOU will be the education resource partner of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, bringing our technical expertise in education to the benefit of all states in Nigeria”
Also present at the session from the NGF were Abdullateef Shittu, Executive Director Strategy, Abdulrazaque Barkindo, Director Media and Public Affairs, Juliet Chima Chief of Staff to the Director General, Ozaveshe Peter Adanini, Technical Assistant to the Director General, Dr. Ebenezer Leo, Head Education Department and Yetunde Oladapo, from the Legal Department alongside NewGlobe delegates Dr. Kunbi Wuraola - Director, Policy & Partnerships, Africa, Sola Adeyegbe General Counsel/Regional Director, Policy & Partnerships, Femi Awoyinfa - Director, Partnership Launch and Lanre Dairo - Regional Director, Communications.
The event concluded with the identification and agreement on key next steps to drive the operation and execution of the MOU.