JAN urges FME to adopt its supplementary education model
Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), committed to economic empowerment of young Nigerians has called on the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) to adopt its supplementary education model, owing to its capability to empower students before graduation.
Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs. Ehizefua Edeh, who made the call during the graduation ceremony of the week-long educational and empowerment camp for 50 girls drawn from both private and public schools across the country, said that the model if adopted and adapted would help in achieving educational goals in Nigeria.
The empowerment camp, themed, Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement and Development (LEAD Camp), she added drilled the participants through the three pillars of success, which are financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Asking public and private schools/corporations to allow JAN access their skill acquisition centres, she maintained that the “JAN supplementary education model,” has a track record of students and youths empowerment.
She said, “I guarantee that the quality of life of Nigerian youths will improve within the space of ten years, once government adopts JAN’s supplementary education model in all schools.
Head Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communications, Union Bank Nigeria, Mrs. Ogochukwu Ezekie-Ekaidem, said the sponsorship of the LEAD Camp was the result of the launch of an internal women’s network by the bank called “Women Empowerment Hub” (WEHUB), to provide financial training and empowerment for all the women in the Union Bank branch network across the country.
A participant from FloraHome International Schools in Jikwoji, Abuja, Marrietta Mba, while sharing her experience at the camp said she was inspired to be more creative, determined and to also allow passion drive her life aspiration.