Board of Trustee


The forum for African women Educationalist was established in Nigeria in 1996 tthrough the help of Chief (Mrs) Iyabo Anisulowo when she was the Minister of State for Education. It was auspicious that she was the Minister then when FAWE was being established all over Africa and she used her office to ensure that it took root in Nigeria. The Forum has since been established in many states of the federation. A list of the key established in many states of the federation is presented in this flyer. A list of the key officers are presented.


Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, Former Hon. Minister of State Education, Member of the Board of FAWE Regional Secretariate

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The leaders of FAWE (N) since inception have been:

  1. Grace Alele-Williams
  2. Jadesola Akande
  3. Gbolahan abisogun-Alo
  4. Hajia Jara Tutare
  5. Chief Marie Therese Sojinrin (Immediate Past National Chair)
  6. (Mrs) Nwufo, mni (present National Chair) 

Members of the Board of Trustee are:

  1. Grace Alele-Williams
  2. Ambassador Judith Attah
  3. Jubril Aminu
  4. Michael Omolayole


Prof. Ruquayyat Ahmed Rufai – Fmr. Hon. Minister of State for Education

FAWE (N) memberships are drawn from present and past female ministers and commissioners of education, female heads of tertiary institution and their deputies, registrars, directors, deputy directors and assistant directors of education and female principles of schools. All male educationalists are honorary members.

About us

  • FAWE is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation working in 33 African countries to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.

    We believe that through education of women and girls, livelihoods are improved for entire communities and civic education and liberties are enhanced. Educated girls become educated women who have the knowledge, skills and opportunity to play a role in governance and democratic processes and to influence the direction of their societies.



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