Welcome to AISEN, and welcome to our website where I hope you will find many of your questions answered by the many enthusiastic and dedicated people in this rapidly-expanding association of educational professionals, all of whom are committed to the advancement of quality education in Nigeria.
The Association of International School Educators of Nigeria (AISEN) is an association of more than 150 members, drawn from primary and secondary school Principals in Nigeria. We work closely with Association of Private Educators in Nigeria (APEN), a highly-respected and influential Association of school owners. We believe that quality education is a fundamental right of every Nigerian child, and that high quality teaching is essential to the success of our students. We are committed to raising the standard and quality of education in our schools because we believe that the future success of Nigeria lies in the hands of well-educated and socially responsible young people.
Our main objective is to encourage mutual support among our members in order to build international schools in Nigeria that rank among the best anywhere in the world. To achieve this, we have five working policy groups: Quality and Professional Standards, Learning and Teaching, Boarding, Extra Curricular and Student Development and Influence Committee. The functions and roles of these policy groups are set out in this Welcome Package.
As part of AISEN’s social responsibility, all our member schools are required to engage in some form of community service by either adopting a local government school or by supporting charities. Usually, the students and staff are actively involved in the community service projects that each member school decides to adopt.
As an integral part of improving the standard of education of the Nigerian child, we organise extra-curricular activities between member schools. This allows students to interact with one another in academic, sporting and cultural competitions and it also provides exceptional net-working opportunities for the staff and heads of member schools. Seminars and workshops are organised regularly to promote and share best practice between colleagues from different schools and provide access to unlimited advice on both a professional and personal level.
We have designed this Welcome Package to help new member schools understand what AISEN does, who to contact if you have any questions and the steps to take to become a part of AISEN. On behalf of everyone in AISEN, its Board of Trustees and member schools, I welcome you on board and ask that you help us make our motto a reality – leading the way, together – in providing excellent education for Nigeria’s children.
Mr. Harry H. McFaul
Director of Education, Greensprings School