Why Corporate investment in sustainable education projects is important
Corporate businesses have been implored to invest in sustainable projects that will impact the quality of education in Nigeria, as it is important for economic development.
Speaking at STEM METS Resources’ 5th anniversary, which featured a panel discussion, Folawe Omikunle, Lanre Oniyitan, and Modupe Adefeso-Olateju, who provided insights on the importance of education and skills development for economic development, emphasised the significance of building transferrable skills for students to improve overall quality of education in schools. They called on corporate outfits to invest in sustainable projects that will impact the quality of education in Nigeria.
In celebrating its 5th anniversary, STEM METS Resources, an organisation created to provide quality, innovative and alternative educational learning platforms, has established a foundation to empower underserved children across low-income schools in the country.
Director, STEM METS Resources, Jadesola Adedeji, said they are committed to bridging the 21st century skills gap within the Nigerian educational system, by providing hands-on and project-based training programmes for children aged three to 16.
As part of its commitment, STEM METS partnered Airbus Foundation, a leading innovative manufacturer of commercial aircrafts in Europe to introduce “The Airbus Little Engineer Robotics Programme” in 2017.
This initiative was established to roll out series of workshops across different secondary schools and train students in robotics, programming and introduction to aviation and space technology.