May 9, 2024

CSEA participates in the Southwest Education Summit

Dr. Adedeji Adeniran participated in the Southwest Education Summit convened by DAWN Commission, with support from Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE), an education-focused programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

The summit with the theme, “Collaborating for improved learning outcomes,” was held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in Ibadan, Oyo State, provided a platform for key stakeholders in the education sector to discuss issues and challenges around basic education in the Southwest, and proffer solutions aimed at improving learning in the region.

During his presentation, Dr. Adeniran stated that 47% of children in Southwest Nigeria are not studying at age-appropriate levels. Despite having an important advantage due to the historical free education policy, the region is not impervious to the global learning problem.
The report recommends that appropriate authorities prioritise learning outcomes, reform the teaching profession, and embrace adaptation and iteration as keys to success.