Dr Salau Pays Working Visit To US Embassy, To Open Doors for Teachers Training and  Youth Programme In Kwara


In a significant development for educational and youth programme in Kwara State, Dr. Adetola Ariyike Salau, the Special Adviser on Education to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, visited the US Embassy in Abuja on March 7th, 2024.

The visit, aimed at fostering international collaboration, saw Dr. Salau engaging in productive discussions with various specialists at the embassy.

The meeting focused on the exchange of programmes for teachers, including specialized training initiatives. Dr. Salau highlighted the importance of support and collaboration through her office to promote teacher excellence and facilitate student scholarships for studying in the USA.

Furthermore, the talks delved into the establishment of ‘American corners’ in Ilorin, the state capital. These centers are envisioned as vibrant hubs for the youth, offering sponsored activities and serving as a beacon for cultural exchange and learning.

In her words, “I met with the US Officers and we discussed exchanged programmes for teachers, including training. Then we spoke on support and collaboration on outlined programme through my office, the Special Adviser on Education to Governor of Kwara State. They will come to bring up programmes that promote teachers excellence, work with students on scholarships, and getting into universities in the USA through my office.

“We also talked about how they will come down to Kwara to see how they could help us to set up their special centers. They call it ‘American corners’. They are spaces they create like hubs for our youths, they sponsor activities there. They are going to come and do that in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

“I was told my visit was timely as they have been on the lookout for such projects in Kwara State. So, it’s a really fantastic and productive meeting.”

Dr. Salau expressed her satisfaction with the meeting, noting that the embassy had been seeking such partnerships in Kwara State. The visit is expected to pave the way for a series of programmes that will enhance the educational landscape and provide new opportunities for the youth of Kwara State.

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