Alero Ayida-Otobo 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.

April Edition

Our special guest for April edition is Mrs. Alero Ayida-Otobo.

Mrs. Alero Ayida-Otobo is the CEO of Incubator Africa, a development agency that mobilises and equips Africans to collaborate and actively participate in strategic reform activities. She is also the author of Reformers Arise, a book written to activate people of dignity and integrity whose vision is to change the African narrative. Mrs. Otobo is passionate about reforming education and health systems and transforming individuals and institutions. She is a graduate of Oxford University, Bartlett School of Architecture and Town Planning, University of London and the London Business School. Mrs. Alero Ayida-Otobo has worked in myriad business sectors in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia, and delivered papers at conferences in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

She will be discussing with us on “Reforming our Education System: Why? Who? When? and How?”

  • Venue:  Education Hub, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island
  • Date:     20 April, 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

A school is as good as its teachers. 5 learnings from Olubunmi Egbeyemi’s Meet the Emeritus talk

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 spoke on whose responsibility it is to invest in education at the second edition of Meet the Emeritus. The event held on February 16, 2018 at the Education Hub, Lagos.  Here are 5 things we learnt from her fireside chat with Isabella Akinseye.

  1. Education is the knowledge sector and requires human capital to manage the infrastructure.
  2. The government has a major responsibility in investing in quality education for all of society.
  3. Investment in teacher training is key as a school is as good as its teachers.
  4. Parents should invest their time, commitment and funds in their children’s education.
  5. Real change in Nigeria’s education sector will come from strong and credible leadership.

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

 

 

A mentor can learn from their mentee. 7 things we learnt from Folasade Adefisayo’s Meet the Emeritus talk

Mrs Folasade Adefisayo is an educational consultant who is passionate about education, youth and development. A former banker with over 16 years commercial and merchant banking experience, she managed the finance function of a multinational company for over 5 years. She was the Executive Director and Chief Executive of the Corona Schools’ Trust Council, a not-for-profit organization involved in the management of schools and founded Leading Learning Limited in 2014, a Consulting, researching, training and capacity development firm. She is a recipient of the National Merit Award of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She is a distinguished Scholar of the University of Ibadan, MBA (Lagos) and an IPGCE from University of Nottingham.

She spoke on the Power of Mentorship in Achieving Educational Excellence at the maiden edition of Meet the Emeritus. The event held on January 19, 2018 at the Education Hub, Lagos.  Here are 7 things we learnt from her fireside chat with Isabella Akinseye.

  1. Mentorship is personal and it involves building a relationship.
  2. In choosing a mentor or role model, she looks out for qualities such as integrity, honesty, competence and professionalism.
  3. Mentorship should not be top down; a mentor can learn from their mentee.
  4. Pay attention to cultural norms and religious bias when establishing a mentoring relationship.
  5. Mentorship should not only be about what the mentee can get but also about giving back.
  6. A mentoring relationship can be formal (based on a curriculum) or informal.
  7. Every child has an A* in them; a mentor with patience and discipline can bring out the best.

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