Nigeria’s premier financial institution, FirstBank will on Thursday, 23 July 2020by 11 am hold a webinar to promote the growth and sustainability of the educational sector, especially in the light of the coronavirus which is having an adverse effect on the operations of schools across the world.
The theme of the webinar is “Managing Your School through the Pandemic: Engagement and Retention Strategies,” and will be discussed by experts, leading players, policy influencers and proprietors in business and education management that have carved a niche for themselves. To participate in the event, follow the link https://smeconnect.firstbanknigeria.com/webinar to register.
The panelists that are scheduled for the event include; Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, Honourable Commissioner of Education, Lagos State; Otunba Yomi Otubela, President, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS); Wale Abioye, Team Lead, Customer Practice in Management Consulting (KPMG); Babatunde Vaughan, Education Lead, Modern Classroom Microsoft Nigeria; Tinu Aluko, Proprietor, Busy Bee & West Mills and Bankole Adediran, Head Transaction Banking Products, First Bank of Nigeria Limited.
“The education sector remains the bedrock of the growth and development of any nation – without a viable educational system, the human capital would be incapable of driving national growth and development. FirstBank is delighted to convene this event as it reinforces our leading role at enabling the growth of the educational sector in the country, over the years,” said Mr. Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank.
A recent example is a current pandemic in which the Bank has spearheaded the continued learning of school children, with a view to moving over 1 million Nigerians to e-learning, an exciting journey that has had over 45,000 active participants on the respective platforms, notably Roducate and IBM.
FirstBank has held various SME clinics in the course of the year, including a virtual event to ensure Social Distance is adhered to in this sensitive period of the COVID-19. These events include the SME Clinics in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja as well as the Virtual SME Clinic, recently held in May.