Emir of Kano to chair 1 Million Teachers’ board

Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano

A Canadian based social enterprise, 1Million Teachers Inc. has appointed Emir of Kano, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, as Chairman of its Advisory Board in Nigeria; as well as, a Board Member of its parent organization, 1 Million Teachers Canada.

The organisation provides access to high quality teacher education to severely underserved communities around the world.

Announcing the appointment, Chief Executive Officer, 1 Million Teachers, Hakeem Subair said, “We are indeed very excited about this great development. It is a morale booster for the team.

“1 Million Teachers regularly seeks strong voices, to help us amplify our advocacy for access to equitable and inclusive education for all – especially women and girls, and to provide counsel to our team.

“It is therefore with great pleasure that we welcome His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, CON, Emir of Kano, as Chairman, Advisory Board of 1 Million Teachers.

“By accepting this role, in addition to his recent appointment as a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate by the United Nations, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, CON, Emir of Kano, has further deepened his commitment to the fight for a just society, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

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In his response to the appointment, Sanusi II, who is the immediate past Governor of the Nigerian Central Bank said, “I look forward to working with 1Million Teachers in its laudable efforts at providing access to high quality teacher education to underserved communities around the world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“I am indeed excited about the project and its future impact on the education sector in Nigeria.”

1 Million Teachers (1MT) is currently operating in 12 African countries. It works with local and international partners to build a critical mass of dedicated educators who inspire and work with their colleagues to enhance students’ learning outcomes.

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