Education Solution

Dr Godfrey Center

Mrs irene Nwabuogo Menayaka was the fourth Child of Stephen and Victoria Ilozue of Amawa Ogbunike. She started her life career as a Grade 11 Teacher and taught many schools in the old Eastern States, Nigeria before joining her husband at Ibadan Oyo State. She taught for a while at Ibadan and left for the United Kingdom to further her Education.

While in UK, she went to University College London where she studied infant Education to Graduate level. She worked in London for five years before returning to Nigeria in 1972.

Mrs Irene Menayaka started the famouse Cathedral Nursery school for the Niger Diocese. She enacted action Nuursery Teacher Refresher Course for Nursery Education East of the Niger, helped to establishment of many Nursery Education and contributed to the improvement of Nursery education from Ota-Akara to standard Nursery Education Curriculum with Graduation Certificate.

She left the cathedral Nursery School to start the International Nursery and primary school Onitsha in August 1979. The school was renamed to her name Irene Menayaka School by her children in 1999 when she passed on to the great beyond.

Mrs Menayaka resourcefulness toward education at foundation level earned her the “Progenitor of Foundation Education East of the Niger.Today her effort had established Bar JUNI and Irene Menayaka Endowment fund for the best graduating Eduaction student at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. The school is now in specila Council at the  United Nations.

Dr Godfrey Ajoku Teachers Resources Center at Irene Menayaka school is a continuation of the vision of late Irene Menayaka and her husband, Late Barrister JUNI Menayaka on Qaulity education of the child East of the Niger.

THE Dr GodFrey Ajoku Teaches Resource Center is United Nation 2030 Development Agenda Initiative established to provide teaching and learning resources to teachers in communities. The main purpose is to provide education, teaching, information and learning resources to teacher in ensuring improvement in learning outcome towards quality and inclusive education for lifelong learning. The vision is based on professionals development program that promotes teacher excellence and academic achievement for schools, community and students.

Drawing on current research and best practice the dr,Godfrey Ajoku Teacher Resource Center  professional development activities for educators and Teachers are designed to deepen content knowledge and enhance pedagogical skills. Activities range widely and include intensive in-classroom support school study groups, community education networks, global classroom participation, teachers and children exchange program, teacher technology education, SDG4 and target training and education. Conferences and seminars.

The resources center will contain education materials such as textbooks, teacher, guides, and reference materials and school teachers achieves   

They also file information about the Qualification and training of teachers and the physical situation of the school, which can be exploited by school to promote their performance.


Education Solutions- Monday morning meeting Teachers Clinic.

SDG-4 and targets monthly Education Teachers Parents Talk Point Skill Training for Teachers.

Spiritual Hour Teachers Lunch Forum Professional development and community Service.

Teacher’s-Class Exchange program.

World Teachers Day.

Global Teachers Classroom.

Evangelist Maureen brown Teacher Support Foundation.

Board of Governors Decade Teachers Initiative.

Summer Teachers Refresher Course.

World Teachers Day

World Teachers Day

Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the
signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which celebrated
its 50th anniversary during last year’s edition. The 1966 Recommendation constitutes the main reference
framework for addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.
This year, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO
Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel. Teaching personnel at
institutions of higher education are often overlooked in discussions concerning the status of teachers. Like
teachers at pre-primary, primary, and secondary levels, teaching in higher education is a profession
requiring expert knowledge, specialized skills, and pedagogical competence.
World Teachers’ Day 2017 will be celebrated under the theme “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering
Teachers”, echoing the 2015 theme that followed the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals
(SGDs) (link is external) in September 2015, when teacher empowerment was reaffirmed as a top priority
in all education and development strategies. World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually worldwide and
brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, teachers and
experts in the field of teaching.
With the adoption of SDG 4 on education, and the dedicated target 4.c recognizing teachers as key to the
achievement of the 2030 Education Agenda, it has become the occasion to mark achievements and reflect
on ways to counter the remaining challenges for the promotion of the teaching profession, like the acute
shortage of teachers. Indeed, according to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the world needs 69 Million
teachers if we are to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2030.
Therefore, in commemoration of the 20 the anniversary of the 1997 Recommendation concerning Higher
Education Teaching Personnel,World Teachers’ Day 2017 will bring together all teachers, trainers, polic
makers, as well as researchers and other education stakeholders to celebrate teaching, academic
freedom,and what we need to do to ensure quality higher education and a sustainable future for the
teaching profession.
The Objective of teh 2017 World teachers Day events are:
To celebrate and highlight the contribution of teachers, from pre-primary through to higher education, to
the education and development of our future citizens.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Recommendation concerning Higher-Education Teaching
To discuss the issue of quality in higher education teaching and what this means for quality teaching at all
levels of education in light of achieving SDG 4 on inclusive and quality education for all.
To showcase and discuss progress and persistent challenges in higher education such as institutional
autonomy, academic freedom, and professional development of higher-education teaching personnel.
iIn responding to these objectives, the Dept of Teacher Education NYIT and UNESCO Center fro Global
Education will hold a Discussion Shared Forum with the academia, students, Civil Society and teachers
with respect to the theme and teachers in community schools.


The UN General Assembly further acknowledged that culture contributes to peace and security, as a valuable resource for empowering communities to participate fully in social and cultural life, facilitating inclusive governance and dialogue at the national, regional and international levels and contributing to conflict prevention and resolution, as well as to reconciliation and recovery.

Beyond these, the UN General Assembly encourages Member States, UN agencies, Civil Societies and other relevant stakeholders to give due consideration to culture and sustainable development in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.

Many recommendations by experts and meetings from:

  • The Hangzhou International Congress (China) in May 2013
  • In June 2013, the UN General Assembly Thematic Debate on “Culture and Development” held at UN Headquarters (New York)
  • In July 2013, the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review was dedicated to “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals
  • Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals dealt with culture during its 4th meeting in June 2013
  • Group of Friends on Culture and Development launched in Sept 2013;

in addressing key issues on the place of culture in Sustainable Development Goals called for clarity and platforms for global discussion on the role and place of culture to Post 2015 Development Agenda.

Permanent Mission of Grenada to the United Nations with UNESCO Center for Global Education, and Ford Foundation will join the world stakeholders and UNESCO to mark the 10 years of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions with a two days summit on the theme; “Infusing Culture in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Invitation to Traditional Stakeholders”.

Overview Reflections, Statements , MDGs
Potential of culture for promoting sustainable development and overcoming the Millennium Development Goals Challenges Worldviews, Perspectives and Frames of References


  Culture and SDG


  Accelerating Culture for the next 15 years Strategies for Action
  Cultural Values and development styles  
  Cultural diversity, Expressions and inclusions Multicultural Education
  Cultural diversity, Expressions and inclusions Multicultural Education
Closing Remarks   Announcement

Friday August 7, 2015

Session 2: Trusteeship Council, UN Headquarters 10:00AM-1:00PM

Enriching Cultural Education in the promotion of Culture for Growth and Development

Special guest Presentations

Place of culture in SDG




Leveraging Creative Industries of Culture and inclusive societal energies to Sustainable Development

Arts and Culture

Development and culture

Gender and culture

Economy and Culture

Panel Intervention

45 minutes

Building Synergies for Regional stakeholder partnerships to enhanced the strengthening of culture to global development

Cultural Mechanisms in integrating world cultures

Post 2015 SDA

Best Practices

45 Mins

Culture and SDG Ahead: Sharing the positive impact of Culture in implementation of SDG Maximizing the inclusion of Culture in addressing human, social and economic dimension Call to Action

6:00pm-8:00pm: Closing Session and reception on Arts Exhibition/Recognition

Saturday August 8, 2015 11:00A: M-3:00P: M: Taking to the Community: Cultural Exposition Festival and Creative Development, Boat Cruise and Tour of New York and Closing Ceremony


The Summit will include participation of traditional rulers, titled philanthropist and spirited individuals, UNESCO agencies, academia, Member States cultural agencies, parastatals and

stakeholders, Observers, UN Agencies and representatives of civil society, private sector, and other relevant interest groups.


  • The outcome from the summit and exhibition will highlight the voices of traditional stakeholders in
  • Strengthening traditional institutional capacities to develop cultural mechanism for growth and development
  • Developing cultural synergies to promote cultural diversity within the world regions
  • Provide contribution to Post 2015 Development Agenda on place of culture to Sustainable Development Goals successes
  • Build inter-cultural approach partnerships for regional growth and development


Hope-John School International Edu. Solution

World Teachers Day

Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the
signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which celebrated
its 50th anniversary during last year’s edition. The 1966 Recommendation constitutes the main reference
framework for addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.
This year, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO
Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel. Teaching personnel at
institutions of

   UNESCOCFORGE picks Nasarawa school for SDG campaign

Students at Hope Jon international school.

The UNESCO Center for Global Education (UNESCOCFORGE) has chosen Hope-Jon International School, Karu, Nasarawa State, as the first institution for its Sustainable Development Goal(SDG)-4 campaign in Nigeria.

Mrs Caroline Oseghale, Director Professional Education, UNESCO Centre for Global Education (UNESCOCFORGE), UK, disclosed this at the inauguration of the campaign in the school on Monday.

The theme of the campaign is “Education Solution, Education First Initiative-Embracing SDG-4.’’It is a project of UNESCOCFORGE and Pan-African Youth Parliament (IPAYP).

She said that the school was chosen because of its facilities and academic excellence as well as promotion of cultural activities.

“UNESCOCFORGE is independent; it is self-funded; this school was not chosen from here but from our head office in New York.. UNESCO chose the school because learning is combined with socio-cultural activities.

“We chose the school to kick off the campaign; we are creating awareness; this is the first school we are having this in Nigeria.

“We are going to do a lot of advocacy to make sure other schools follow, ‘’ she said.

Oseghale said that UNESCOCFORGE aimed at enhancing the achievement of the SDG-4 which targeted inclusive and quality education for all.

The director said the UNESCOCFORGE sought to find solutions to the problems confronting education in Nigeria.

She listed the factors that hinder the growth of education in the country as; lack of facilities, lack of infrastructure, and lack of well trained teachers.

Others, she said, were; lack of good laboratories and lack of Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment.

Speaking, Mr Obinna Sixtus, Campaign Director, Education Solution, said SDG placed high premium on quality and free education for boys and girls.

Sixtus said that for sustainable education to be achieved, culture must be an integral part of learning.

“We suggest that culture should be in our education curriculum; it is culture that will bind us together not politics.

“Quality education is not just for the cities; that is why we commend the proprietor for locating the school in a rural area,’’ he said. He also commended the school for its ICT equipment, adding that ICT offered a great hope for improving access to quality education.

On his part, the Proprietor of the school, Retired Maj.-Gen John Nwaoga, said he felt excited that his efforts had been acknowledged as being modest.

“We have a state-of-the-art ICT laboratory, a multi-purpose laboratory, a library, conducive learning environment and classrooms.

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