Apply for Basic Education Reform Media Fellowship 2020 (Stipend Provided)

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DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 ― The YouthHubAfrica Basic Education Reform Media Fellowship 2020 is designed to equip media personnel with the skills and knowledge needed to understand the Basic Education Amendment Act advocacy so as to provide for ambitious coverage of critical issues related to girl-child education in Nigeria.

The media fellowship is open to media professionals all over Nigeria to expose them to various loopholes in the UBE (2004) Act and the various disadvantages of the current Act to girl child education in the country. At the end of the one-day training, journalists would become Basic Education Reform media fellows and partners in the advocacy to realise the review and subsequent passage of a new UBE Act.

The Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act, 2004 provides for compulsory, free universal basic education for all children of primary and junior secondary school age in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It further seeks to provide punishment for parents for failing to comply with its provisions. However, many girls are still left uneducated beyond the first 9 years, this is why YouthHubAfrica and partners are building committed and passionate media Fellows to work together to highlight issues around girls’ education and build pressure on the government to pass the UBE Amendment Act.

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Fellowship Package

  • Fellows will be able to join an all expense paid trip to Abuja for the one-day capacity building training on the UBE Act.
  • Fellows will be equipped with skills and statistics to understand girls’ education.
  • Fully funded travels to sites visitation within the country.
  • YouthHubAfrica will provide fellows with stipend to cover cost and time for participation in the training.


  • Fellows will be expected to attend and participate fully in the one-day capacity building training.
  • Fellows will be expected to participate in all scheduled activities.
  • Fellows will be required to use their media outfits to publish articles and amplify reports on the universal basic education act issues during and after the fellowship.
  • Fellows have exclusive rights to all published contents.


  • Early career journalists that are passionate about increasing awareness of the issues affecting girls’ education across Nigeria.
  • Applicants must have a considerable level of experience in mainstream media outfits.
  • Interested journalists must have a strong passion for girl child education.
  • Prospective applicants should note that if chosen, will be required to attend a compulsory one-day media training in Abuja.
  • Applications from media practitioners in print and online media from all over the country are welcomed.


Application is open from March 4th to March 15, 2020

To apply and for more information visit here.