Riplington & Associates, an informative training, advocacy, research and policy organisation aims to use qualitative and quantitative data to aid their educative work in Nigeria (and the rest of Africa.) The organisation has developed policy guidance for schools, guidelines on boarding management, sex education communication booklet for parents and educators, raised awareness on child welfare issues in education and emphasised the critical role of parental involvement in raising student achievement/wellbeing. Riplington & Associates were invited by the Nigerian Communications Commission to serve on the Technical Committee on the Nigerian Child Online Protection charged with delivering the policy implementation and awareness for parents, educators, guardians and children on how to better protect Nigerian children online.
Riplington & Associates have also been contracted to undertake a research study in partnership with ESSPIN on “Teacher Career Paths”, focusing on issues related to the deployment of female teachers in Kwara State. We have also worked with UNICEF Nigeria to improve learning outcomes and girls transition rates in five northern states under the Girls Education Project (GEP 3). Riplington & Associates have secured continuous professional development partnerships with Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (UK) and Cambridge Education (UK) to provide quality teacher training programmes for educators in Nigeria. In addition, the organisation has worked extensively with leading private schools to raise operational and attainment levels.
Key areas of work:
- Policy, Research and Advocacy
- Teachers Training and Placements
- School Management & Improvement services
- Civic Education
Who we are
Abiola Sanusi an Education Specialist has a BA and MA in Politics, Development Studies and International Relations from the University of London and Warwick respectively. She also obtained a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education, from the Institute of Education, University of London. Her professional experience include developing and implementing system reform in both the public and private sector. She has consulted for UNICEF Nigeria Girls Education Project (GEP 3) as a Learning Specialist in northern Nigeria to improve transition rates from primary to secondary, develop a headship training manual, increase the awareness and usage of the Federal Ministry of Education's Quality Assurance Instrument. She has also worked as a development researcher (gender/youth/international relations) and rapporteur for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, BBC World Trust, Africans Unite Against Child Abuse, Alliances for Africa and Centre for African Policy and Peace Studies. Abiola has developed a global citizenship curriculum for UNESCO (UK Chapter), pastoral care & boarding management development plans for Nigerian private schools, provided content for the Nigerian Communications Commission children, parents and teachers internet safety website, taught as a Politics and Development lecturer at a Sixth Form college in the UK and written a paper on food security for an academic text. Abiola is on the Board of AFRUCA Foundation; an organisation concerned about cruelty to children in Africa and the Aart of Life Foundation. She is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support at the University of Aberdeen.
Chijioke Kelechi Iwuamadi a Research and Data Analysisis a Development and Civil Society Expert (Research, Data Analyst and Monitoring and Evaluation).
He has participated in numerous national and international conferences, scientific researches, special missions, and trainings. He holds a Masters Degree (M.Sc.) in Political Science with specialty in International Relations; B.Sc. (Hons) Political Science; and a Diploma in Social Works and Community Development, all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nigeria where he is doing his Ph.D programme in International Development Studies.
Christy is the human resources and finance officer. She has a B.Sc in Accountancy from Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, Nigeria. In addition, she holds the following : Diploma Certificate in Computing and Office Management Systems from Word Links Computer Institute, Kaduna, Proficiency Certificate in Management and a Graduate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). She has been part of the budget and planning department of the salary section of Ministry of Finance and human resources officer at CGGC, a Chinese construction company in Abuja.
Haruna Ayuba Kwaha is the Schools Project Officer. He has a B.Sc in
Economics from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State. He has worked in
the education sector as a teacher.