COL’s current work in Nigeria is primarily in the areas of higher education, open and innovative schooling, teacher education, technical and vocational skills development and technology-enabled learning. Learners from Nigeria have benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Nigeria include:

  • Federal Ministry of Education
  • National Board of Technical Education
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • National Teachers’ Institute
  • National Universities Commission
  • Researchers on ICTs in Education in Africa, University of Nigeria
  • Universal Basic Education Commission
  • Yaba College of Technology

Key Contacts

Board of Governors

Her Excellency Dr Hajo Sani
Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO

Focal Point

Mrs Maria Ada Amedu
Assistant Director
Bilateral Agreements, Commonwealth and African Affairs Branch
Education Support Services Department
Federal Ministry of Education

Notable Mention

Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, COL Honorary Fellow

Dr M.M. Bunza, former member of COL Board of Governors

Professor Olugbemiro Jegede, COL Honorary Fellow

Professor Mohammad Junaid, Honorary COL Adviser

Her Excellency Ms Mariam Yalwaji Katagum, Ambassador/Permanent Delegate, of the Permanent Delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO (Paris) and former Deputy Chair of COL Board of Governors

Professor Michael Omolewa, COL Honorary Fellow and former member of COL Board of Governors

The late Dr Abdurrahman Umar, former member of COL Board of Governors

The late Dr Alhaji Hafiz S. Wali, COL Honorary Fellow and member of COL’s Founding Board of Governors

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