Bank of Industry
The Bank of Industry is Nigeria’s leading development finance institution, focused on providing long term financing to develop Nigeria’s economy. The bank is playing a lead role in the emergence of sustainable Nigerian creative industries and worked with the British Council in facilitating the Nigeria House events at the London 2012 Olympics.
Based in London and one of the largest global financial institutions, HSBC works in over 7,200 offices in 80 countries. In Nigeria, the bank has a representative office and funded a nine-month British Council School Leadership Mentoring Programme for principals of public schools in Lagos.
Guaranty Trust Bank
One of the foremost Nigerian financial institutions, GTBank, through its corporate social responsibility projects, supports projects in education and arts. The bank funded a recent English training program for school teachers in Lagos utilising the British Council’s innovative Content and Language Integrated Learning methodology.
Universal Basic Education Commission
The Universal Basic Education Commission is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Nigeria’s universal basic education programme across primary and junior secondary schools. Part of this involves improving the skills and capacity of teachers to support the learning outcomes of their students. UBEC and the British Council have successfully collaborated on a number of projects in the past and are currently working on the Nigeria Teacher Training Initiative which will result in 7,500 teachers across the country receiving training using the British Council’s Teacher Knowledge Test and Content and Language Integrated Learning methodologies.
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company
The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company is the leading gas refiner in Nigeria. A leading supporter of arts and education, NLNG sponsors the Nigeria Prize of Literature, Nigeria’s version of the Booker Prize. The British Council currently administers a three year NLNG Scholarship, supporting 10 students a year to achieve a post-graduate qualification at UK universities.