The Business of Education, 2018

Why the Business of Education?

Whether or not we live in Africa, all of our futures will be affected by the success or failure of education on the continent. 

We started the Business of Education summit in 2017 to serve as an avenue through which education stakeholders can discuss how our education system could be properly managed so that we could build a great future for the coming generations.

At the inaugural edition, close to 1,000 school leaders in attendance were engaged by renowned education and business leaders who included Prof. Chris Ogbechie, Mr. Lanre Olushola, Dr. Sanyaolu Adebodun, Mrs Biola Alabi, Mr. Raghav Lal, Mr. Darrell Mcgraw and many others.

This year’s edition promises to be bigger, better and highly insightful. Participants will be engaged by renowned educationist, thoughts leaders and experienced policy makers within and outside the country.

For who?

We are expecting over a thousand private school owners, directors, administrators, education entrepreneurs, senior educators and key stakeholders in the Nigerian education sector. This event is absolutely free for all the invited participants.

How do I get invited?

This event is strictly for school leaders, policy makers, parents and key education stakeholders. Attendance is strictly by registration and invitation. You can register up to 5 top management staff in your school. Please register below:

For Sponsorship, Exhibition and Partnership, call Jide on 08036566809


Register for the WIMBIZ Women in Politics Workshop

Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) is a non-governmental organisation with a compelling vision “to be the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building.”

The WIMBIZ Women in Politics (WIMPol) workshop brings together women with zeal and passion for the development sectors to discuss topical issues and share strategies for success in the light of a rapidly changing global, economic and socio-political landscape.

Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018.
Time: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.
Venue: Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Women are not yet fully represented in the leadership of the political and governance structure in Nigeria. This is borne out of a strong adherence to patriarchal beliefs, cultural perceptions about the role of a woman, the nature of the political arena in Nigeria and the steep financial barriers to entry into the political game. Women in Nigeria have, in their own way, played a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the country. The WIMPol workshop exists to help women who want to do more for the political advancement of this nation.

There has been a significant reduction of women in parliament evident by the drop from 9.6% female representation in the 7th republic to 4.9% female representation in the 8th republic. Research on female political representation in Nigeria clearly shows that proactive measures need to be put in place to encourage increased female participation in politics. WIMPol was borne to help meet this need.

The workshop helps to create awareness about politics and show women how to get involved. It also connects existing and intending female politicians with those who can train them on the soft and hard skills required for elective and appointed positions. WIMPol aims to strengthen the success rate of female politicians.

The 2018 WIMPol forum is themed ‘Politics 101…The Winning Formula’. As the name implies, this year’s WIMPol event seeks to enable women with a latent interest in politics by helping them understand the political terrain. Over 60 political parties have been invited to attend and interact with workshop participants. The speakers at the workshop this year are Amb. Folake Marcus Bello, Ibim Semenitari and Hon. Nnenna Ukeje. There will also be a technical presentation by an electoral adviser. The workshop will be moderated by Hafsat Abiola-Costello.

The WIMPol program will not only hold in Lagos, there will be another program scheduled to hold in Abuja, later in the year.

Attend the 14th WIMBIZ annual lecture

Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) has officially announced the 14th Edition of the organization’s Annual Lecture to be chaired by Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo G.C.F.R Ph.D. on March 22nd, 2018 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a renowned Global Leader, Agriculturist and Avid reader, amongst other attributes, is a firm believer in the undermined potentials of the Nigerian woman.

Tagged “Women, Politics and Nation Building: Press For Progress” this year’s Lecture is designed to challenge women to push the envelope and chart new territories in line with the organization’s objective to empower women to achieve their potential and become meaningful contributors to economic development. Coincidentally, the Annual Lecture will hold in March the month of the International Women’s Day celebrated globally.

The Annual Lecture was established in 2004 to stimulate discussions on topical issues which affect women in their personal, professional and organizational lives and in their role as nation builders. The Lecture topics typically extract key ideas and emerging national and global issues from the renowned WIMBIZ Annual Conference.

WIMBIZ continues to inspire women towards active and positive influence in their various endeavors and in the polity at large.

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 with the
Topic: Women, Politics and Nation Building: Press For Progress.
Speaker: Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Attendance at the Lecture is strictly by registration.

Fee at the Venue (March 22): N20,000

For more information call 0803 594 6249 or 0810 639 6789

Designed for Commerce Workshop 2 – Everyone Has Something to Sell, a platform for discovering and creating personalised items announce the “Designed for Commerce” (D4C) workshop 2.0. The second workshop themed “Discover how to monetise your creativity” will hold on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, at a venue to be disclosed after shortlisting of participants has been concluded. The workshop is a part of the D4C initiative, which is designed to facilitate conversations, collaborations and spaces for designers, influencers, digital entrepreneurs, activists, entertainers and brands who are interested in shaping the influence of technology on commerce.

The inaugural edition of the workshop which held at the Golfview hotels, Ikeja, had several participants in attendance comprising of graphic designers, digital marketers, entertainers and activists, and was facilitated by a team of 3 entrepreneurs in the fields of e-commerce, mobile technology and logistics, as well as the talented creative director of one of the most prestigious advertising agencies in the country.

The D4C initiative was found by with a team of three (4) co-founders, currently led by Damilare Ogunleye. Their inspiration was borne out of their experiences at the Alibaba and United Nations Committee on Trade & Development e-founders initiative, which seeks to empower 200 African entrepreneurs with skills to effectively advance technology-enabled ecosystems in Africa. Seeing the way young people in China were leveraging technology for commerce, sparked the idea that there exists an opportunity to ignite and accelerate same in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

Registration is free and currently open at, however, only shortlisted registrants will be invited. The event is supported by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) through Lagos Innovates, Nestle Milo and Nescafe. Beyond a series of workshops, other components of the D4C initiative include a summer camp and a workspace specifically designed to serve the creative industries.

Damilare Ogunleye

MD/CEO +234 7012315917

Joseph Aisida to speak at this month’s Meet The Emeritus

Meet The Emeritus is a monthly hangout event for school leaders, educators, education entrepreneurs and policy makers to meet, network, learn, collaborate, have fun and grow together. Each month, an experienced and successful education entrepreneur, educator and policy maker is invited to share his/her wealth of experience with the registered and invited participants.

How it works

  • Meet the Emeritus is a 2-hour moderated discussion program.
  • Our special guest will be engaged by a moderator for about 45 minutes while the remaining time will be dedicated to Q & A.

March Edition

Our special guest for March edition is Mr. Joseph Aisida.

Joseph Aisida, the CEO of The Orientation Project, an Educational Consultancy, is a dedicated and experienced Educationist whose teaching experience spans over 20 years. Most of which have been in top international schools in Nigeria running the British National Curriculum. He has a first degree in Biology Education as well as a Postgraduate Degree in School Effectiveness and School Improvement from the Institute of Education London and has attended several short courses on various aspects of education within and outside Nigeria .

He has undertaken several school improvement programs and has consulted for several International Schools in Nigeria on areas which include school effectiveness and school improvement strategies, school development, curriculum planning, school policies, and inspection of schools as well as training and recruitment of staff. He is the convener of THE EXECUTIVE TEACHER, his Facebook group and has published several articles which include his series on The Makings of a Good Teacher as well as Effective School Administration which can be found in his blog
We invite you to come rub minds with Mr. Joseph Aisida and other education advocates at this month’s edition of Meet the Emeritus program as we discuss issues around our curriculum.
  • Topic:  Is Our Curriculum Really Outdated?
  • Venue:  Education Hub, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island
  • Date:     16 March, 2018
  • Time:    4pm – 6pm

Attendance for Meet the Emeritus is free for all the participants but registration must be confirmed due to the limited number of seats.


This event is powered by Edusko Africa and supported by Teach for Nigeria.

Register for the GtCrea8 Convention

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is set to hold the maiden edition of the GTCrea8 Convention for Undergraduates, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the University of Lagos, Akoka.

The one day convention, which is free to attend, will bring together undergraduates from universities across Nigeria who are passionate about technology, music, fashion, and more to connect with peers as well as role models in their areas of interests. To participate in the event, interested undergraduates are advised to register, FOR FREE, at

As a convergence of creative undergraduates as well as seasoned professionals, the GTCrea8 Convention promises to be fun, innovative and entrepreneurial. The event will feature Masterclasses facilitated by captains of industries who will not only enlighten the undergraduates with practical knowledge in their areas of passion but also inspire them with first-hand experiences on how to build a successful business career out of their passions.

The Masterclasses will hold in the following five categories;
● The Business of Creative Writing by Lola Shoneyin, author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
● Technology by Iyin Aboyeji, co-founder and Managing Director of Flutterwave
● Digital media by Uche Pedro, founder of BellaNaija
● Makeup Artistry by Anita Adetoye, creative director of Anita Brows
● Fashion Design by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, founder of the self-named fashion label.