NBCC partners company on capacity development initiative
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is in partnership with EduFirst.Ng to host the first EduTech Conference in Nigeria, with the theme: “Education, Technology and Jobs: A Synergy That Works” on June 20, 2019, in Lagos.
EduFirst.Ng is an Ed-tech company with visibility in 24 unity schools in the Edu-Tech sub-sector in Nigeria.
It is committed to improving teaching-learning experiences in schools leveraging technology, developing the capacity for the emerging knowledge economy and providing cutting edge technology solutions for the global competitiveness of Nigerian children, youths and adults.
The Director-General, Nigerian-British Chambers of Commerce, Bunmi Afolabi, said the partnership is part of the chambers mandate to support the socio-economic development of Nigeria.
According to him, through developmental educational initiative like Edu-tech conference, is providing a platform for the government, relevant regulatory agencies and educational professionals to interact and share experiences on the best ways to forge ahead in revitalising the Nigeria’s educational system.
“Beyond the concerted efforts by the chambers in engaging critical platforms and relevant stakeholders in infusing the application of technology and innovation for educational transformation, the chamber also appreciates the government for creating an enabling environment that has ensured that these engagements played a critical role to the success of the endeavors.
“The 2019 African Edu-Tech Conference, endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Education, would address the challenges faced by Generation Y & Z within the Nigerian educational system and ensure that they are prepared to fully integrate into the world of work, compete with global standards and relevant in future endeavors.
“This would cumulatively increase the economic value of the average Nigerian and the nation’s per capita income”, she said.
Some key players across sectors, expected at the event are the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono; Chairman, Olashore International School, Prince Abimbola Olashore; Director, Academic Planning and Quality Assurance and Research, Tai-Solarin University of Education, Ijebu, Ogun State, Prof. ‘Niran Adetoro; and Head, First Academy, First Bank, Mrs. Lande Atere, among others.
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