NBCC, Education First Nigeria Engage Key StakeHolders in Courtesy Visits

Posted on February 28, 2024

As part of the build-up to the highly anticipated 6th edition of the African Edtech Conference, delegates from the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and NBCC and Education First Nigeria (Edufirst.ng) paid courtesy visits to key stakeholders across various sectors.

In a bid to strengthen collaboration and garner support for the upcoming 6th edition of the African EdTech Conference, delegates from the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and Education First Nigeria Limited (Edufirst.ng) embarked on a series of courtesy visits to key stakeholders in Nigeria’s educational and technological landscape.

These visits aimed to strengthen partnerships, solicit support, and promote dialogue on leveraging technology to enhance education across Africa.

The African EdTech Conference, now in its sixth edition, brings together experts, policymakers, educators, and innovators to exchange ideas, showcase innovations, and chart the course for Africa’s educational future.

The conference’s theme, “Building an Effective African EdTech Ecosystem for Global Impact,” aims to address key challenges and opportunities in using technology to improve learning outcomes across the continent.

The delegates, who included NBCC’s Vice President, Mr Seyi Adeyemi, CEO/Co-Founder Moses Imayi, Former Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Education and Edufirst’s Advisory Board Chairman, Dr. MacJohn Nwabiala, Assistant General Manager Chinyere Emeruwa, and PR Consultant Deborah Emmanuel, met with various organisations to discuss the importance of the African EdTech Conference and explore opportunities for collaboration. Notable visits included those to the Ministry of Women Affairs, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and the TY Danjuma Foundation.

At the Ministry of Women Affairs, the delegation met with the Mandate Secretary, Mrs. Adedayo Benjamin-Laniyi, and her directors.

The Mandate Secretary commended the efforts of NBCC and Edufirst.ng in empowering women and underscored the importance of digital literacy and dignity for women of all ages.

She expressed her readiness to collaborate and proposed hosting a side event to mark the first anniversary of the Women Affairs Secretariat.

The visit to the British High Commission shed light on the possibility of international collaboration in the advancement of educational technology.

The focus of the discussions was on utilising the knowledge of the British educational system, specifically incorporating ideas from BETT (British Educational Training and Technology Show) into the agenda of the African Edtech Conference.

In order to investigate potential synergies between the educational ecosystems in the UK and Africa, Tejan Ibrahim and the delegation met with senior education advisers Ian Attfield and Chim Chalemera.

The TY Danjuma Foundation received the delegation for discussions on potential collaboration.

The Foundation expressed interest in supporting the conference through discretionary grants and sponsoring participants for training sessions.

They also highlighted the importance of investing in teacher training and pledged to explore opportunities for further engagement.

Subsequently, the delegation visited the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to discuss the conference and its implications for the education sector.

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC welcomed the delegation and expressed support for initiatives aimed at advancing education through technology.

Looking ahead to the sixth edition of the conference, which will be hosted by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in Abuja, delegates sought partnerships and sponsorships to ensure its success.

With a focus on promoting long-term growth in educational technology, the conference aims to address critical issues and drive meaningful change in the African education landscape.

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