For our monthly Twitter chat (#StudiEDAfrica) in April, our host was Oriyomi Ogunwale, @waleoriyomi, a graduate of Animal Nutrition from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state in Nigeria. He’s an advocate for
#OpenData, #OpenEducation and presently ProjectLead at @Eduplana_NG ,an organisation that uses use data to advocate for #Accountability and #Transparency in Nigeria’s Education sector.
The discussion was on funding in the Nigerian compulsory education sector, and at the end of the chat a survey was conducted on ‘Who should determine the allocation structure in the yearly education budget?’ To read the whole thread you can click on ‘Public education funding in Nigeria: issues and recommendations.’ or search for#StudiEDAfrica on Twitter.
Our chat for the month of May is going to be on Saturday 12th May between 5-6pm (GMT/Abuja time), and our host is Dr Hadiza Kere, @dj_kere. She is an expert on alternative education, and her PhD thesis is on an ethnographical research of ten individuals that passed through
#Almajiranci (popularly referred to as Almajiri in Nigeria). Some of the issues she would be addressing during the chat are:
#Almajiranci a religious: ideology or education system?
- What are the challenges facing
#Almajiranci in Nigeria?
- Are the challenges facing
#Almajiranci across West Africa similar?
#Almajiranci be proscribed or reformed?
Please click ‘Public education funding in Nigeria: issues and recommendations.’ to read our chat with Wale Oriyomi of Eduplana_NG. Also, you can follow us, @StudiEDAfrica, on Wakelet to get regular updates on our Twitter chats and what we are reading.
You can read our March chat on ‘The role of local authorities in public education provision in Sub-Saharan Africa’. It was hosted by Maty Konte (@konteunumerit).