Fast Forward Project
Children learning new skills ©

British Council

Fast Forward is an action research pilot project co-funded by British Council and MacArthur Foundation and implemented by LEAP Africa. It has been designed to assess a model for teaching employability skills in public secondary schools within Cross Rivers, Lagos and Rivers State.

Across the three states, 300 teachers and 20 school administrators across 20 government schools have been trained on how to covertly infuse 21st-century skills in learners while delivering their normal curriculum. It is expected that these skills would build students capabilities for innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and team working while preparing them for future work opportunities as well as reducing drop–out rate.

As part of the project experience, opportunities were provided for students from participating schools to take up 2weeks non-paid internships with reputable organizations to further consolidate their classroom experience. 

The project forged and supported partnerships between schools, students and employers and influenced future policymaking in Education and Skills in Nigeria.

Download the Fast Forward Project report in the downloads section below to learn more about the project outcome.