Learn Africa Education Development Foundation (LAEDF) is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Learn Africa Plc, the foremost learning resource company.
The Foundation was established in 2012 to promote learning and academic excellence in the country, among other things. This is accomplished through the annual Learn Africa-NECO Excellence Awards, which began in 2012 and were suspended in 2016.
The awards were instituted to underscore the importance of excellence in education to our national development. Specifically, the awards are aimed to encourage hardwork, promote healthy competition among students, reward teachers for their dedication, and recognise schools that produce the outstanding students in the yearly NECO June/July Senior Secondary Examinations.
The Board of Trustees of the Foundation is chaired by the Chairman of Learn Africa Plc, Chief Emeke Iwerebon. Other members of the Board are Alhaji Bala Hassan, MD/CE of Learn Africa Plc; Alhaji Awwalu Makarfi and Mrs Yetunde Aina, who are both non-executive directors of Learn Africa Plc. The late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh was also a trustee of the Board from its inception until her passage.
Presently, the Foundation is managed by Mr Segun Akanmu, the Head of Publishing, Learn Africa Plc.
In our pursuit to promote education, Learn Africa Plc has signed a three-year partnership with PEAT Philips Foundation (PPF) Spelling Bee competition. Our dictionaries – Learn Africa Student’s English Dictionary for Intermediate Students and Learn Africa English Dictionary for Advanced Learners – are the official dictionaries for the International spelling Bee and the Young Orators Competitions in Nigeria.
Below are some of the images from the 2022 Spelling Bee tournament held at the Marcellina’s Place, Ikeja.