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How innovative game aids learning, personal development


Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Distinct Integrated Services Limited, Ima Mariam Agunbiade-Etiebet, has posited that exposing pupils to innovative games helps a great deal in learning, assimilation and soft skills.

She disclosed this at the unveiling of “The Chairman’s Empire game,” creatively designed to teach business tactics, strategic thinking and the fundamentals of maintaining a healthy cash flow in order to avoid bankruptcy.

Not only that, it teaches financial discipline, planning and management and helps pupils develop entrepreneurial, creative and innovative mindset to see possibilities and opportunities, Agunbiade-Etiebet, who is also the Executive Director, Silversands Hall Schools, Lekki, Lagos, said.


Agunbiade- Etiebet said for children aged seven and above, the new game has been designed to help build their self confidence, social skills, concentration, alertness, memory, business communication skills, social awareness, logical thinking and reasoning, empathy, mathematical skills and practical and concrete knowledge of Economics.

She said, “While sitting at this fun game, the child gains in self confidence and alertness. His memory is enhanced as he engages in logical thinking and reasoning to make the best of his business investments. He cannot afford to take his eyes off the board because if he does, he may just lose money!

“Study has shown that mathematics has over the years been the bane of many Nigerian students. The Chairman’s Empire game helps boost the mathematics acuity of most players. It is therefore expected that children exposed to this game at an early age would have an easier grasp of the subject of Mathematics. It also gives children and adult a deeper knowledge of the subject of Economics and how it could be applied in running a business outfit.”

By exposing pupils to the game, Agunbiade-Etiebet said the average parent gives them a head start over other children not so exposed as they learn early how to run a business of their own.

“Our modern day reality shows that job opportunities are drying up, that is why you see many graduates still roaming the streets in search of jobs many years after graduation.

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