Started as an online group in June 2016. The founder, Mrs Yinka Ogunde is also the CEO of Edumark Consult, a leading consultancy firm in the Nigerian education space. Having worked for over a decade with different stakeholders in education, Yinka Ogunde realised that any effective and lasting solution to the question of education in Nigeria would have to involve all stakeholders in education. It would not be a case of just government intervention or private sector intervention or citizen revolution.
Yinka Ogunde then reasoned that for this whole-sector powered solution to ever see the light of day, all parties would need a meeting point. This meeting point is what turned out to be CPE.
Fast forward four years, CPE has grown into a formally registered non-governmental organisation of almost 100,000 members from about 50 countries. Within this period, CPE has organised dozens of free online and onsite training programs on critical issues for parents and teachers, partnered with individuals and corporations to provide resources for teachers, financially-challenged parents, students with special needs, orphanage homes and private schools that serve low-income communities. The online platform remains a vibrant learning portal where schools, educators and parents get multi-faceted insights on pressing issues in real time.
CPE has achieved so much in four years and is ready to achieve even so much more, but it all began with a desire to provide a platform for both parents and the education community to be able to interact and discuss critical issues that would bring about improvement in the future of the children, academically and otherwise.
Concerned Parents and Educators of Nigeria (CPE) was founded by Mrs Yinka Ogunde, the CEO of Edumark Consult and convener of Africa’s biggest education show, The Total School Support Seminar and Exhibition (TOSSE). She and her team were involved in the early years of the group especially with recruiting like-minded people who are passionate about providing quality education for the Nigerian child.
Over the years, several individuals have risen to the challenge to make CPE more effective, including but not limited to Mrs Bolaji Osime, Mrs Alero Ayida-Otobo, Dr. Mary Iyayi of Cayley College who provided the meeting platform for the very first edition of The Gathering and many others.
CPE is governed by a team of reputable individuals who work with children, are
practitioners in the education sector and are passionate about reforms in the education sector.