Lagos to Host Education Summit
By Luqmon Balogun, Lagos
The Lagos State Government has unveiled plans to hold this year’s Education Summit on August 30th and 31st.
The summit will convene stakeholders across the education sector to discuss issues of quality assurance in education in the State and Nigeria.
According to the Lagos State Government, the summit which would accommodate over 5,000 participants, was important to engage stakeholders towards co-creating new ideas and solutions for the development of education.
Fit for Purpose
The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, while speaking at a Press briefing, explained that all stakeholders in the public and private education sector, including Educators, School Owners and Administrators, Parents, Students, Education Researchers, among others would gather to dissect the theme of the Summit tagged “Creating a Sustainable Fit-For-Purpose Education Model.”
Adefisayo stated that the summit would afford the Federal Ministry of Education, other federal education agencies and State Commissioners of education across the country an opportunity to co-share ideas for the development of education in Nigeria.
“Education related agencies and institutions such as the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, National Examination Council, NECO, Education Research Institutes and university will also participate in the conversation at the summit.
“As part of the strategy to harness resources as well as best brains from across the world and deliver the desired quality education to learners, Lagos State will host an Education Summit on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st of August, 2022,” Adefisayo said.
The Commissioner explained that the Summit would assist to exploring a holistic approach towards education and lifelong learning from early childhood to higher education that is necessary for developing, re-skilling and enhancing an active population in a bid to make Education in Lagos State Fit-For-Purpose.
She said the Summit would open up discussions that would lead to change in paradigm in teaching and learning.
The Commissioner explained that such was important as recent studies have reflected challenges relating to productive value of young people coming out of education institutions.
Speaking on the quality value of graduates to work demands, she said they needed the requisite skills that will ensure they can perform effectively in the world of today.
According to her “The year 2022 Education Summit is no doubt a bumper packed Summit with well-versed speakers and panelists who have over the years garnered experience from various fields and are ready to share for the education development of Lagos State and Nigeria.
“In order to allow for robust participation of all stakeholders, the Summit will be hybrid for physical and online participation. However all participants will register via the link which has been provided on www.lagoseducationsummit.com
Some of the expected guests at the Summit include; the Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, H.E. Leena Pylvanainen, Professor Enase Okonedo, Vice Chancellor Pan African University and former Dean of Lagos Business School, Professor Josiah Ajiboye of Teachers Registration Council, TRCN, Lucy Pearson, British Council Country Director, Mr Tunde Adekola of the World Bank Office, Mr Fela Bank-Olemoh amongst others.