Register for Edustart Summit 1.0, The Future of Education

About Edustart Summit

Education is the key that unlocks the future. It is the tool for empowering heart and minds turning humans from mere mortals into ingenious beings as well as upgrade their ability to identify and solve problems; hence, making the world a better place.
Major disruptions are taking place in Education; these disruptions are triggered by technology as well as the need to improve the affordability, accessibility and applicability of education.
This summit will, therefore, help stakeholders and entrepreneurs understand the changes and how to take advantage of them.

Who should Attend?

  • Education policy makers and Government agencies
  • Tech companies enabling education
  • Students
  • Investors
  • Developers and designers
  • Tech enthusiast
  • Educators
  • Research institute

Why You Should Attend?

  • Discover new entrepreneurial opportunities in education
  • Get equipped for the teachers, student of the future and the learning environment of the future
  • Get prepared for the revolution in education
  • Meet with other stakeholders in the sector
  • Exhibit your product to larger audience
  • Get to add your voice to revolution that will help shape the education

The highlight of The Event?

  • Gaming and education
  • Virtual reality teaching Experience
  • Mobile learning
  • Experiential leering
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in Education

Register here.

Enter for the Dusty Manuscript

Leading financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank), has launched the Dusty Manuscript Contest to give budding writers the opportunity to win publishing deals for their finished, but yet-to-be-published, manuscripts.

Organized in partnership with publishing houses Okadabooks and Farafina, the contest is part of the Bank’s YouREAD Initiative which is aimed at promoting the culture of reading and inspiring the next generation of award-winning and globally renowned authors. With the Dusty Manuscript Contest, GTBank is seeking to address the challenges indigenous writers face getting their books published. If you are a writer with a story to share with the world, this may be the perfect opportunity to make a living off your work.

The top 3 entries in the Dusty Manuscript Contest will be rewarded with publishing contracts with Farafina as well cash rewards. The top 10 entries will have their books e-published by Okadabooks, including book cover design, book editing, and publicity. The top 25 book authors will also get a 2-day boot camp training on writing, marketing, and branding.

To submit your manuscript, visit csr.gtbank.com/dustymanuscript

Enter the 2017 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition

The 2017 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition is back with a bang after scooping a Better Satellite Award at the third annual Better Satellite World Awards gala dinner in London last night.  The awards honour established companies along with disruptive innovators who make the world a more prosperous, healthier, better-educated, sustainable and inclusive home for humankind. Drawing on six years of success across the continent, the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is returning for a 7th edition. Students from secondary (high) or combined schools can enter from today by writing a creative essay or designing a poster based on the following topic: “It’s sixty years since the first satellite, Sputnik, was launched, broadcasting a unique and easily captured ‘beep, beep, beep’ signal. Looking back at this historic moment, write an essay or design a poster depicting how satellites have launched humankind into the 21st Century and acted as a unifier.”

Reach for the stars

The prizes of this innovative competition are as big as the dreams of a young, energised African generation ready to shape the evolution of our continent. Selected from thousands of entries by a high-standard jury, the essay winner will be eligible for a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to Paris, France in the company of Eutelsat, and onwards to French Guiana to see a rocket launch into space. The poster winner will win a trip for two to South Africa which includes a visit to the South African National Space Agency as well as exploration of several heritage sites as guests of MultiChoice Africa. The schools attended by the two winners will also receive a DStv installation, including a dish, TV, decoder and free access to the DStv Education Package.

Open to learners with a passion for technology

The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards are open to all learners from secondary (high) or combined schools on the continent where MultiChoice Africa maintains operations. Entry forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice Resource Centre, the nearest MultiChoice office or via www.dstvstarawards.com. Entries are accepted in English, French and Portuguese and will be judged on the basis of high-standard criteria of accuracy, creativity, originality and innovation. For the first time this year students are also invited to engage with the Awards community through a dedicated Facebook page.

The competition closes on 12 February 2018. Only entries submitted on the official entry form will be eligible. The overall winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in March 2018.  All details on the judging criteria, national prizes and finalists’ selection are available on the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards website: http://www.dstvstarawards.com/about.html

Supporting Africa’s education needs

MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat are convinced of the power of science and technology education to encourage young minds to positively change their world. Now in its 7th year, their joint initiative, the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, inspire innovative thinking among a young African generation. This pan-African collaboration has created a meaningful engagement with students, the academic community and the scientific world. Since the start of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in 2011, over 6,000 students have taken part in this unique competition.

Get Published Online. 5 lessons from Okechukwu Ofili’s Correct Student interview

Okechukwu Ofili is an author, public speaker, illustrator, a writer/blogger and a trained engineer. He is also the founder and CEO of OkadaBooks.com, an online publishing platform that boycotts the challenges of traditional publishing.

Here are five things we learnt from his radio interview with Correct Student.

  1. There is no formula for writing; find your unique voice.
  2. Write consistently. Every. Single. Day.
  3. If you don’t read, you can’t develop your writing
  4. Share your writing regularly with others.
  5. If you can write a caption and post a picture on social media, you can be published on Okadabooks. No ISBN required.

Get more tips and advice on student publishing by listening to his interview with Isabella Akinseye here.

Register for From Zero Skill to PRO Designer course

Register for Victor Fatanmi’s From Zero Skill to PRO Designer course. Victor is excited that finally, over 6 full and active years in the field, he can teach all that he has learnt, and yes, in 6 weeks.

Starting 5 February, he will hold weekly classes, share materials, tasks, review sessions and take questions, all on online, which means that he can help many more of the young designers who are inspired by their work at Fourth Canvas and will love to “learn directly from him.”

Register now via bit.ly/zerotoPRO to be a part of this.

Olubunmi Egbeyemi 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.

February Edition

Our special guest for February edition is Mrs. Olubunmi Egbeyemi.

Mrs. Olubunmi Egbeyemi is the Managing Director at The Foreshore School, Ikoyi, Lagos. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Lagos. As a product of a family of educationists and due to her passion for children, she went on to pursue a postgraduate diploma in Education from the University of Lagos in 1993. She started her career in the education sector as the Administrator of May Day School, where she spent 10 years before establishing Tenderloving Childcare (now The Foreshore School) in 2007.

She will be discussing with us on whose responsibility it is to invest in education.

  • Venue:  Education Hub, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island
  • Date:     16 February, 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.

REGISTER HERE!

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

Microsoft Nigeria and The Future Project announce Demo Day for Accelerate LABS participants across Nigeria

The Future Project, in partnership with Microsoft, has announced the Demo Day for Accelerate LABS participants scheduled to take place in Lagos on Saturday, 3 February, 2018.

Launched last August, the nationwide entrepreneurship initiative is intended to support and equip 2,160 Nigerian youths with technology-driven status required to build socially-responsible enterprises.

With over 3,000 participants registered under the first stream, young entrepreneurs who passed through the screenings under the initiative will be provided the opportunity to exhibit their products for purchase and also pitch ideas for possible investment at the event.

Speaking during the announcement, Bukonla Adebakin, the Project Lead, The Future Project emphasised the importance of the Demo Day, stating that it was a culmination of the training, investment, and efforts of participants, partners, and mentors under the Accelerate LABS program.

“Trainings were held across the six geo-political zones of the country, with over 2,000 participants going through months of intensive training modules. Due to the assessment and positive feedback from classes on pitch presentation, funding proposals, client relations, and others, we are certain that these trainees will impress investors and set precedence for future participants,” she stated.

“Microsoft YouthSpark empowers youth to imagine and realise their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship, helping them create a real impact for a better tomorrow”said Olusola Amusan, Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Nigeria.

Registrations into the second stream of Accelerate LABS has also been announced, with more training to be made accessible to prospective candidates across the country this year.