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
SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER
Uti manages the organisation’s secondary education programme. She is an experienced qualitative researcher and has taught in a private secondary school. Uti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration and Planning from the University of Lagos.
Ezioma Akabike
SENIOR PROGRAMME ASSISTANT
Ezioma Akabike is a Senior Programme Assistant with TEP Centre, She doubles as a key member of TEP Centre's consultancy team and as a support staff of LEARNIgeria. She 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 and public health; working with the United Nations Population Fund on gender equality and in education; with Education as a Vaccine.