The Lagos State Chapter, the flagship branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); the umbrella body of professional Public Relations practitioners chartered to regulate as well as direct its development and the practice, today announced plans to address the challenge of education at the fourth Stakeholders’ Conference.
This edition of the Conference; a bridge-building initiative to interact and proffer solutions to the socio, political and economic challenges plaguing our nation, entitled: Media, Communication and the Challenge of Quality Education for National Development, will hold at the Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Lagos on Thursday Tuesday August 29, 2017.
Speaking at the Media Briefing in Lagos, the Lead Strategist, Addefort Limited, Olabamiji Adeleye explained that the future of a state/nation is a function of the quality of education obtainable in the society and that there is the need for a deliberate effort to engage key stakeholders including the media and communication practitioners for better perspectives/ strategy on how the quality of education in the country can be enhanced. He added that this edition is expected to have key public influencers in attendance.
According to him, “The Founder, Silverbird Group and Lawmaker, Senator Ben Bruce, is expected to deliver the conference lecture. Other eminent presenters expected include the Minster of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who will be speaking on the paper: Strategies for Revamping Nigeria’s Educational System for National Development; and the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, is also expected to deliver a paper on: Bridging the Nation’s Education Gap in the 21st Century. The Chairman, Governing Board, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, is expected to chair the session.”
Also speaking on the event, the Chairman, Lagos NIPR, Mr. Olusegun McMedal said the Institute is concerned about the quality of education and is poised to beam the klieg light on the malady plaguing the sector. He said the Conference will engage key stakeholders including decision makers in government, corporate organisations, and heads of educational institutions, media and communication practitioners for better perspectives and strategies to enhance the quality of education in the country.
According to him, “Building on the success of the previous three editions, this conference will climax with the Stakeholders& Sponsors Recognitions Awards. This will recognize selected individuals and organizations that have greatly contributed to the development of the Nigeria’s education sector over the years. It will also celebrate sponsors for supporting the call for the development of the country’s education system.”
The first edition of the Conference in 2014, was chaired by the President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, GCON, while the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, delivered the keynote address. The conference has evolved to become a rallying point for stakeholders to proffer solution to national issues.
This conference is expected to come up with a communiqué that will help to enhance the standard and quality of education in the country.
The Lagos NIPR Stakeholders’ Conference is the brainchild of Addefort Limited; a public relations and concept development firm.