PROGRAMMES TEAM


Modupe Adefeso-Olateju
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mo is an education policy expert with several years of research experience spanning academic and private sector research. She has led work streams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by international donors and funding agencies such as the UK Department for International Development (DfID), World Bank, Open Society Institute (OSI) and MacArthur Foundation. Modupe previously worked with Accenture and Junior Achievement, as an associate of Crans Montana Forum Monaco. She was Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee which designed, organized and reported the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES20) on Education held in March 2014. As a Centenary Scholar (Africa), she received a PhD in Education and international Development from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London where her research probed the effectiveness of public and private schools in Nigeria and proposed a framework for public-private partnership (PPP) in the education sector. Mo was a trustee of the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, London, and currently serves on the boards of three non-profits.
Emiola Oyefuga
ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
Emiola oversees design, implementation and evaluation of programmes in the Consultancy workstream. She is a gender, knowledge management, and research specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the implementation and management of development programmes. She has led several research studies on women and girls in Nigeria. In a previous role, Emiola led the state team for a UK Department for International Development (DfID) programme in Lagos. Since 2011, she has consulted for several international development programmes in Nigeria. She holds a master’s degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, UK and was one of only four women to receive the 2013 African Fellowship for Women in Peace and Security from the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London.
Foluyinka Fakoya
ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME OFFICER
Folu has previously worked at Litlife Inc. New York where she was a Programme Assistant, and Frontline Solutions North Carolina where she was Hilliard P. Jenkins Fellow. A graduate of Amherst College, she speaks four languages and has worked in India, the United States and Nigeria.
Utibe Henshaw
ASSISTANT PROGRAMME MANAGER
Utibe Henshaw is assistant programme manager with TEP Centre. She manages the organisation's Consultancy Practice. She has led several rapid assessments of education interventions and supported the design and implementation of complex monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) frameworks, including the evaluation of the Fast Forward project implemented by British Council in collaboration with LEAP Africa. She has also provided technical support to grantees of the international donor collaborative, Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), facilitated capacity development and mentoring workshops on Scaling Up: Beginning with the End in Mind for grantee organisations in Nigeria and East Africa. She currently facilitates the basic, intermediate and advanced levels of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) for Programme Implementers course at TEP Centre’s Learning Academy. She is an experienced qualitative researcher, trainer and facilitator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration and Planning from the same institution.
Morenike Idewu
PROJECT MANAGER
Morenike Idewu is the Project Manager at The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre. Morenike oversees the various projects within the company. She holds a BSc. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Management, from the University of Lagos. She also possesses a Masters in Energy, Environmental Technology & Economics from City University, London, United Kingdom and an APMG Prince 2 Practitioner Certificate. She has various years of experience as a Project Manager across the different sectors within and outside the country. She is a member of the Energy Institute of United Kingdom, and City University London Alumni Nigeria (Exco Member).
Bridget Azubuike
SENIOR PREOGRAMME OFFICER (RESEARCH)
Bridget Azubuike is a Senior Programme Officer (Research). She works in the Assessment & Advocacy department of the company. She holds a BSc. in Economics and Statistics from University of Benin, and a Masters in Economics from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. As a quantitative research expert, she has worked as a research consultant for organizations in the United Kingdom like InterAnalysis Limited, Oxford Policy Management, Young Lives, University of Oxford, where she handled quantitative data cleaning, manipulation and analysis and also supported the design and validation of survey instruments and questionnaires. She also provided technical and quantitative support to various researchers and policy staff. She has also worked as the team lead for Re-Un-Learn 360, where she was responsible for data analysis and report writing for research organizations, designed training programmes, and she taught various research methods and data analysis tools to individuals and professionals.
Quadri Gbenga
PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Quadri Gbenga is a Partnership Development Officer at TEP centre. He’s in charge of developing and maintaining strategic relationship with key stakeholders in the public sector, civil society, international and local development community to ensure education development initiatives are delivered efficiently. He has vast experience in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health as well as educational programs, having worked extensively under donor assisted programs such as Global Fund/WHO National Health Facility Survey, World Bank Impact evaluation of SHUGA series on youths, DFID/ESSPIN Composite survey amongst others. Gbenga, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a Master’s degree in Public health (epidemiology) from the University of Ibadan where he researched extensively on maternal health care utilization and neonatal mortality in Nigeria using a nationally representative data.
Ezioma Akabike
PROGRAMME OFFICER
Ezioma Akabike is a Programme Officer with TEP Centre, she works in the Assessments and Advocacy (A & A) department, managing trainings and all activities for TEP Centre’s Combined Activities for Maximised Learning (CAMal) programme as well as the Integrated Teacher Capacity Development Programme (ITCDP). She also leads the test development aspect for the LEARNigeria programme. Ezioma holds a B.Sc. in sociology and anthropology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a Master’s degree in Peace studies and conflict resolution (PCR) from National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). She has experience in community development, public health and communications; working with the United Nations Population Fund on gender equality, the Society for Family Health and in education; with Education as a Vaccine.
Ibironke Olurotimi
PROGRAMME OFFICER
Ibironke Olurotimi, is a Programme Officer. Ibironke works in the Consultancy department of the company, overseeing the TEP Learning Academy. She holds a BSc. in Botany from Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Open University Nigeria and a Post Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management from the Armani Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has worked at Red Beryl Foundation as the Head of Programs, where she coached teenage girls under the life skills school program. She convened the annual Girl Child Summit, facilitated trainings for girls in secondary schools on sex, sexuality and gender-based violence. As a Social Innovation Management Fellow at the Amani Institute Sao Paulo, Brazil, she worked directly with the Head of programs on enrolment structure for the Bio-leadership Brazil Debut, provided content for Digital Marketing and Social Media and maintained relationship between prospective clients for program and the organization. She worked at MTN Nigeria Communications as a Customer Service Adviser for 5 years and CRM Limited as a Client Service Executive for 3 years. She has volunteered at Initiative for Sustaining Family Unity (IFORSFU) Lagos as a Program Officer, where she provided training for secondary school students on gender-based violence, facilitated sessions for community members on role of community in responding to gender-based violence and developed concept notes and proposals to donor organizations.
Morolayo Olumide
PROGRAMME OFFICER
Morolayo Olumide is a Programme Officer. She holds a BSc. in Political Science from the University of Lagos. She has worked at the Rising Generation organization (RIGO) as a Programme Officer, where she coordinated the PVC drive to get eligible young people to register as voters with an average of 200 new members every month. She was responsible for sourcing sponsorship, grants and maintaining partnerships on behalf of the organization. She has also worked at Gelignite Concepts where she developed innovative strategies for marketing the company's products and customer retention. She has volunteered at: The Refugee Centre (Port Elizabeth, South Africa), where she attended various stakeholder meetings, organized and facilitated focus group discussions, held refugee status and health training and events, assisted in post conflict humanitarian aid operations in isolated xenophobic cases.; Anti Aids Club in Lagos, where she liaised with NGOs and facilitated training and events, she also assisted in the growth and development of members of the club.
Ayodotun Ayorinde
PROGRAMME OFFICER (RESEARCH)
Ayodotun Ayorinde is a Programme Officer (Research). Ayo works in the Assessment & Advocacy department of the company. He holds a BEd. in Educational Management/ Economics, a Masters in Economics from the University of Ibadan, and a Masters in Economics and Econometrics form the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. As a research analyst, he has worked for various organizations like Alvid Nigeria Limited, Godleadco Data Analysts, Center for Academic Research and Economic Development, Nigeria, where he handled data cleaning, manipulation and analysis and also supported the design and validation of survey instruments and questionnaires.
Moyomoluwa Sowande
PROGRAMME ASSISTANT
Moyomoluwa Sowande is a Programme Assistant at TEP Centre. She works and supports all programmes in the Assessment & Advocacy department of the company. She holds a BSc. in Psychology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State. As a literacy intervention initiative coordinator at St. Patrick's Public Primary School, Ondo State; she conducted baseline assessments to identify literacy levels and gaps amongst 47 primary 6 pupils. She tailored teaching methods to correct the literacy deficiencies and supervised pre-university interns by teaching the building blocks of literacy (ranging from awareness to phonological segmentation). She has worked at Mrs CEO Limited (Social Enterprise) as a Project Management Officer, where she led market research for the launch of Smart Sindara (an education/leadership themed storybook for children); this resulted in the placement of the book in major online stores and top bookstores in Lagos. She also organized a reading lesson for over 300 children in a community primary school in Lagos. The event (supported by Nestle Nigeria), inspired the children and introduced the book (Smart Sindara) to representatives of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). She has also worked at Bethesda Child Support Agency, Lagos as the Head of Scholarship Department. Here, she managed scholarship portfolio for more than 150 beneficiaries.
Habeeb Quadri
DATA ANALYST AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Habeeb is a statistician with a strong analytical skill who supports qualitative and quantitative research in data-oriented projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Ilorin Nigeria. He is currently a Data analyst and Senior Programme Assistant (Research) in TEP Centre with excellent skills in field supervision of data collection. He is trained and certified in using several statistical tools such as R Studio, Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), EXCEL (Advance) and STATA. He is also skilled with data collection tools such as QPSMR for Paper Assisted Personal Interview (PAPI) and Survey-CTO for Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI). He has participated in several research projects for both private and government organizations which has provided him with in-depth analytical skills. He was part of the research team for Lagos State Household and Poverty head count Survey as a data analyst. He also participated in Open Defecation conducted in Lagos State by UNICEF as a Data Analyst. He was part of Child Protection Survey conducted by UNICEF in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Youth as a team lead. He also participated in the research conducted by Crerd/Ahead team across five states for the Orphan and Vulnerable Children survey as a field supervisor. He has worked remotely with Pyramid Imaging United State as a data analyst and contributed remotely in a study on Impact of Metacognitive Reading Strategies on students in Saudi Arabia.