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Our Objectives

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Teacher training is one of BNET’s key priorities and support is given to deserving teachers (always one from every State in Nigeria) to raise their skills through the Tafawa Balewa Teacher Award scheme the Distant Learning Programme administered by the National Teachers Institute, Kaduna.  To date more than 180 teachers have benefitted through this partnership.

Current major projects include the building of a new secondary boarding school for girls in Umutu, the construction and furnishing of a new two storey 6-classroom block and student hostel complex for Edo College, Benin and a new multipurpose classroom and laboratory building for Kings College, Lagos.  Grants for books, equipment and teaching facilities are regularly given to other schools and universities.

As part of the Trust’s strategy to make a permanent and noticeable impact a five-year Commonwealth Fellowship has been awarded to Ibadan University to assist its development as an international centre for post-graduate training and research.  This Fellowship will fund the annual appointment of a senior visiting academic to work with university colleagues in all aspects of teaching, supervision, mentoring and research.

The Trust relies mainly on voluntary financial support from individuals, institutions and companies while deriving a valuable and regular income through the annual subscriptions of its members.

To learn more about our work and the benefits of membership please explore our website through the links above, not forgetting to visit the BNET shop.  The Trustees thank you for your interest.