ACU-BNET Fellowships in Education

In collaboration with the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust (BNET), the ACU offers two education fellowships tenable at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. Open exclusively to staff at ACU member institutions, the fellowships aim to enable the sharing of knowledge and experience in the field of education between Nigeria and elsewhere in the Commonwealth.

The fellowships

The focus of the fellowships is on educational and curriculum development, particularly linked to primary and secondary teacher training. Fellows will act as visiting external examiners for courses in the Faculty of Education at Ahmadu Bello University. They will be expected to contribute to curriculum development in the department, and will lead at least one seminar or lecture during each of their visits in an area of interest to the faculty.

Fellows will be expected to make a commitment for three years (2017-2019) and will spend two to three weeks each year at their host university. The exact timings are subject to discussion with the host universities, but are likely to be around June/July each year.

A short annual report will be required from fellows.


Fellowships are open to academic staff working in departments of education and linked fields at ACU member universities in all Commonwealth countries other than Nigeria.


Fellows will receive return economy flights, accommodation, subsistence, and an honorarium of GBP 500 per visit.

How to apply

Applications closed on Friday 11 November 2016. Successful applicants can expect to be notified by early January 2017.

About the host university

Ahmadu Bello University was founded in 1961. Today, the Nigerian institution employs 1,400 academic and research staff across 12 faculties and offers courses to a student cohort of 35,000. It is located in Zaria, a city of around 400,000 people in Kaduna state.