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Experts set for School Rewired conference

By Ijeoma Thomas-Odia
21 May 2022   |   3:23 am
About 26 speakers and business leaders from different sectors and continents will gather at the Pan African Schools Conference, tagged, ‘School Rewired.’

Okeyinfu Ajayi

About 26 speakers and business leaders from different sectors and continents will gather at the Pan African Schools Conference, tagged, ‘School Rewired.’

The experts will deliver functional, practical tips and easy to adopt strategies in the schools.

According to the convener, who is a founder of Busy Minds Centre, and Kavabe Hub, Okeyinfu Ajayi, the Conference is designed to reverse the effects of Covid-19, refine the skills and awaken the soul of educators across the continent.

He said, “We deep dive into the elements that raise school and learning quality. For example, steam integration, functional pedagogy, teachers’ wellness as mitigation against burnout, financial management structures, hiring right and the impact of technology for growth.”

She noted that the affordability is a big deal for most schools in determining their budget and plans for professional development.

This, she said, is the reason the organisers, leverage on technology to deliver education solution across the continent, highlighting the effect of technology and the potential of this tool for sustainable impact in the public and private education space.

Among the speakers at the conference who would deliver virtually in English and French languages, include Titi Adewusi of 9ija Kids; Dr. Abimbola Ogundere of Lait Foundation; Rotimi Eyitayo of Team Masters; Business and sales strategist, Edison Gbenga and school improvement consultant, Carol Barlow.

Others billed for the event are: epidemiologist and higher education professional, Dr. Fatoumatta Sisay; project management and business analyst, Ubani Olatunbosun; special education needs Expert, Lola Aneke; financial management and technology professional, Lanre Omoyele and curriculum theorist and special education needs expert, Rhoda Odigboh.

The virtual conference slated for August 19 and 20, 2022, will have participants drawn from Africa.

Ajayi is an EdTech child-safeguarding product with several solutions cutting across education, business alignment, and entrepreneurship.

She is an evidence-based education strategist and a business alignment coach.

Her work revolves around school structure, learning and pedagogy and business strategy.