About 26 speakers and business leaders from different sectors and continents have been gathered for the Pan African Schools Conference, tagged ‘School Rewired’ to deliver functional and practical tips and easy-to-adopt strategies in schools.
The conference will be delivered virtually and in two languages – English and French.
Some speakers at the conference include Okeyinfu Ajayi – Busy Minds Center and Kavabe Hub; Titi Adewusi of 9ija Kids; Abimbola Ogundere of Lait Foundation; Rotimi Eyitayo of Team Masters; Edison Gbenga, Business and Sales Strategist (Ghana) and Carol Barlow – School Improvement Consultant.
Others are: Fatoumatta Sisay – Epidemiologist and Higher Education Professional (America); Ubani Olatunbosun – project management and business analyst (UK); Lola Aneke – cadet academy, Special Education Needs expert; Lanre Omoyele, Financial management and technology professional; Rhoda Odigboh – Curriculum Theorist and Special Education Needs expert; Azumme Oboro – Davari Enterprise – Architect and Chef; Uche Anajemba – Business Strategist and Coach – Seplat Nigeria; Mary Agent – Primary Childhood Educator and Positive Work Culture Advocate; Ekomobong Ikidde – Educator and Entrepreneur, and Abiola Omoyele of Busy Minds School.
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According to the Convener, Okeyinfu Ajayi, founder, Busy Minds Center, an education company, The School Rewired Conference is designed to reverse the effects of Covid-19, refine the skills and awaken the soul of educators across the continent.
“We deep dive into the elements that raise school and learning quality, for example, steam integration, functional pedagogy, teacher wellness as mitigation against burnout, financial management structures, hiring right, the impact of technology for growth, and such,” Ajayi said.
She disclosed that affordability is a big deal for most schools in determining their budget and plans for professional development, adding that this is why the organisers leverage technology to deliver the education solution across the continent, thus highlighting the effect of technology and the potential of this tool for sustainable impact in the public and private education space.
The virtual conference slated for August 19th and 20th 2022 will attract a minimum of 1,500 participants drawn from Nigeria and other countries in Africa.