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Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) Training in Nigeria

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Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) Training in Nigeria  | Distance Learning Centre
The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) Training in partnership with the University of Ibadan will hold the second PedaL-MRPP collaborative training in Nigeria between 19-28 May, 2019 at the Trenchard Hall and Conference Centre, University of Ibadan for 250 teachers of the University of Ibadan and select academic staff from 5 federal universities in Nigeria.

Participants are kindly requested to register here Online Registration

Participants are enjoined to visit this site regularly for updates on the training and follow-up activities after the completion of the training.

PASGR and PEDAL: Background Context

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), Nairobi, Kenya led a consortium of universities, namely, University of Ibadan, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK, University of Ghana, Uganda Martyrs University, Egerton University and University of Dar es Salaam to win the Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation & Reform (SPHEIR) grant for the Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership (PedaL) project, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

The PedaL training programme was developed in a participatory process in June 2018 by university academics, policy actors, prospective employers and resource persons from Africa and beyond. Following the first centralised training of over 100 faculty in August, 2018, the PedaL programme is moved to a national level with Uganda serving as the first host.

Led by PASGR, the PedaL partnership, consisting of a richly diverse team, works with a collective vision to transform teaching and learning practices and improve the quality of graduate programmes in African universities. PedaL is open to all universities in the continent.

Goodwill Message: VC, University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan is delighted to host the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) training in Nigeria; the first has been hosted by Uganda. This means that the University of Ibadan is the first beneficiary in Nigeria of the extension of the PedaL training to the national level. This is not an everyday or routine experience. Consequently, I like to appeal to participants to see the event as a great opportunity to acquire the state-of-the-art pedagogical skills that will be beneficial to them, their students and our university at large. Kindly note that you are not at the programme as an individual; you are representing your department and universities, and will be required, at the end of the event, to help cascade the training at the departmental level.

We have invited participants from five federal universities to join us in the training. This is in the conviction that these institutions share the same vision of pedagogic excellence with us, and can glide along with us in turning things around in the Nigeria academic and pave better professional prospects for our us students through sounder teaching and learning.

PASGR has invited and sponsored 43 international resource persons for the training. Knowing full well the standards of PASGR, I can give the assurance that the event will not only be transformative; it will also be memorial.

I appreciate PASGR and the PedaL team for their commitment to the programme and the organising committee for their great efforts towards the success of the event. I look forward to welcoming all participants to the programme in May.

Thank you.

Professor Idowu Olayinka, FAS
University of Ibadan

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