The British Council in Nigeria intends to commission the services of an independent supplier (evaluator) to examine and explore using the OECD-DAC criteria to review the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the specific Higher Education partnerships between the UK universities and Nigeria universities described above.
In 2018, the British Council in Nigeria launched its research report providing insights into the Transnational Education operating landscape in Nigeria. On the back on this research, the British council issued seed grants to three Nigerian University namely Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Kwara State University (tripod partnership including a privet university in Nigeria, Covenant University) and Federal University Dutse. While the first two universities’ partnerships took off in by first quarter of 2019, the third university partnership only just commenced by December 2019. These partnerships established projects which are focused on two critical themes for the sector:
- Sustainable funding streams for Higher Education institutions
- Enhancing Employer /Academia relationships
With the below-proposed outcomes:
- Increased knowledge and sharing of global best practice.
- HE institutions strengthened and more effective at both policy and practice level.
- Improved UK / Nigeria collaboration in HE.
The learning from these projects will be distilled into reports which will be shared and disseminated with HE leaders and policymakers with the aim of building wider sector knowledge through a multiplier effect.