Teach for Nigeria 2023


Millions of children in Nigeria lack access to an excellent education that will give them a successful future. Thus, Teach for Nigeria exists to change this narrative, and break the cycle of ignorance and impoverishment which dwindles our national development and denies us the fulfillment of our vision for a better future.

They recruit Nigeria’s most promising future leaders from varied disciplines to teach in Nigeria’s underserved schools in low-income communities through a highly selective, two-year Fellowship. Their mission is to mobilize leaders who will drive the movement toward educational equity and excellence in Nigeria. Their vision is that one day, every Nigerian child will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

The fellowship is an opportunity for Nigeria’s most outstanding university graduates, young professionals, and entrepreneurs from diverse academic backgrounds to serve as full-time teachers (Fellows) in under-resourced schools in low-income communities. Through the six weeks of rigorous and extensive leadership development training, their fellows are well-equipped with outcomes and strategies that will transform the educational trajectory of the students they serve.

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.

The aim is to develop a long-term systemic solution by producing an Alumni of experienced, successful leaders who go on (after two years) to champion the cause in their respective fields, ensuring that one day, all children in Nigeria will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Teach for Nigeria recruits experienced, government-employed public-school teachers, working in our partner states, into the two-year Fellowship. Through their training and leadership development program, these teachers are supported to scale their impact in the classrooms.




Throughout the two years,

  • Fellows receive ongoing support through a combination of in-person and online training sessions as they strive to improve academic achievement, attitudes, and aspirations that unlock opportunities in the life of that one child, their careers, and their personal lives.

By this experience,

  • Fellows develop a good appreciation of the challenges underserved students face through first-hand experiences in the classrooms and communities and begin to identify their role in building a wider movement for educational equity.


  • You are someone who believes in an equitable, excellent education for all children.
  • You demonstrate leadership potential and openness to learning.
  • You are willing to commit to two years as a full-time teacher.
  • You are not afraid to set bold and ambitious goals.

Eligible Regions: Nigeria


  • To begin your application, you must complete the registration form.
  • Once submitted, you will receive an email with a link to complete the application form.

Application deadline: April 24, 2023.

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For more information and application, visit the official website of Teach for Nigeria. 


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