13 Feb

School Leadership and Sustainability Conference

The Maiden edition of the Annual School Leadership and Sustainability Training themed “Leveraging Technology for School Sustainability and Improvement” was held on February 27th, 2021. The event which was held virtually attracted key players in the Leadership and School Administration, ICT and EdTech in Nigeria such as Mr. Chinenye Mba-Ozukwu; Mr. Faruq Molumo, Dr. Adeosun Juliana, Mr. Boye Oshinaga, Mrs. Abiola Lamikanra and Mrs. Abimbola Osagie.

Speakers at the event called for massive collaboration among education providers at all level and charged school leaders to utilize the COVID-19 disruptions to invest largely in technology and teacher development so as to be relevant in an ever changing world.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Chinenye Mba-Uzokwu, Nigeria needs to be deliberate about Education, build frameworks and revisit our ideology of education. He reiterated alarmingly the huge gap in the sector in skills, content and infusion of tech in learning.

Also speaking at the conference, Mrs. Abiola Lamikaran, the Head of School of City of Knowledge Academy, she said that “technology cannot replace teachers but technology in the hand of a qualified teacher can change the world.” She called on school owners to be deliberate about investing in tech and setting a standard of competence while recruiting teachers by making policies and building shared visions.

The Director of Howbury Schools, Lagos, Dr. Adeosun Justina told the conference participants that implementing technology in the teaching and learning process require gradual processes of starting small and expanding. She shared her school’s case of how they started with limited number of computers and interactive boards, crossed the hurdles of initial resistance by parents, teachers ability to adapt and pupils learning outcomes through commitment to the vision of edtech. During the panel discussions, the panelists shared diverse pointers on how schools can over the challenges of infusing technology in teaching and learning.

All the beneficiary school heads were supported with data subscription to participate in the conference.