Heritage Bank identifies importance of reformed education system

 

Heritage Bank MD

Against
the backdrop of reduced federal government revenue and consequent
reduction in federal investment in the education sector, Heritage Bank
Plc has indicated the urgency for reformed educational system in the
interest of youths’ future.

Mrs.
Kehinde Wole- Olomojobi, Group Treasury of Heritage Bank disclosed this
at an educational stakeholders’ summit recently in Lagos, on the theme
–  “Our Children Safety, Everyone’s Business.”

According
to her, the school of the future would aim at developing a more well
-rounded, wholly educated individual members of the society who would
combine the necessary academic curriculum with extra-curricular
activities to develop balance between the different sections of life.



She noted that as technology continued to advance at rocket pace and
the gap in the world’s knowledge distribution continues to contract, it
was necessary to reform the school system to develop a modern,
fit-for-purpose school system.



Olomojobi
in her paper titled “managing the school of the future in the face of
dwindling resources,” observed that the school of the future would
effectively play a significant role in building culture and morality in
students while offering notable flexibility in managing the learning
process.



She opined that the school of the future will leverage on strategic
partnerships with industry and government catering to development of
proficiency and skills needed to develop individuals well equipped to
meet the needs of the modern global world.



The
bank executive who was addressing participants at the summit also
remarked that managing the school of the future would require three
critical skills: passion for the vision, inspirational leadership and
conflict resolution skills.



Olomojobi remarked that the school of the future would be a “safe,
secure, flexible one which has effectively adapted technological tools
to its learning process and which offers its diverse students a
personalized learning process needed to fill any gaps in their unique
backgrounds.”



She
also said the school of the future would have an efficient
accountability system, developed critical parent-teacher synergy that
would be well aligned with today’s(and tomorrow’s) industries and offers
an extended range of services for both  its students and its community.



The
Bank’s Treasurer further  listed some of the challenges facing the
current Nigeria’s educational sector as limited use of technology and
visual aids in the teaching process and recent hike in insecurity
leading to kidnapping of students.



Others
are singular approach to learning which is rather strait jacketed and
appeared to apply the same teaching tools and materials for all students
regardless of cognitive and personality differences as well as
cognitive focus which is heavily weighted in favour of cognitive
intelligence at the expense of other important areas such as emotional
intelligence among others.



Other
important personalities who presented papers at the summit included the
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, Mrs. Ronke
Odeleye, Director, School Safety, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr.
Wale Olaoye, Managing Director/CEO, Halogen Security Company Limited and
Mrs. Remi Olutimehin, CEO, Rightmove Consulting/Convener Education
Stakeholders’ Summit 2017.

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