August 5th, 2021
Interactive Sessions . Talks . Workshops 

9:00 - 10:00

Arrival of Guests

Arrival of the Governor

Host: Busayo Soetan
Master of Ceremony: Gaffar Arikewuyo
Sign Language Interpreters: Ibrahim Danmaduka & Shakirat Ibrahim

10:00 - 10:30

Opening Remarks

Honourable Commissioner, Senior Ibrahim Sulyman, ESQ (Ministry of Tertiary Education Science and Technology)

Global Education Leader's Address

Dr. Tunde Adekola (Senior Education Specialist, World Bank)

Governor's Address

His Excellency, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Governor, Kwara state)

10:35 - 11:35

NOW: Current state of education in Kwara State - navigating the current challenges and successes, deep diving into policy, infrastructure, budget and planning, resources.

Maryam Uwais (Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments); Keynote address on Out of School Children.

Prof. Shehu Adaramaja (Chairman, SUBEB); Dr. David Oguntunde (Director, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Kwara State); Honourable Mohammed B.  Salihu (Chairman of Education, House committee, Kwara State); Honourable Aliyu Opakunle (Chairman of Tertiary, House committee, Kwara State); Fatima Oba-Banu (Director, Agency for MASS Education).

Moderator: Olusoji Adeniyi (Founder, Africa Back2Basics Educational Initiative).

11:00 - 16:00

STEM for Kids

Happening in Workshop room 1 and a commitment to making sure all Nigerian students from primary to tertiary institutions have access to free and quality STEM education, Kwara Build via its resources and platforms provides learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies using technology tools.

11:45 - 12:45

NEW: Reimagine education in Kwara - Define the potential, possibilities and partnerships of education in Kwara. How can we ensure quality education and that schools are ready for 21st century best practices?

Fela Bank-Olemoh (Senior Special Advisor to the president on Education); Keynote address on reimagining education.

Bello Abubakar (Chairman,TESCOM); Olamidun Majekodunmi (Nigerian Country Director, Nexford University); Sade Morgan (PR, Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund); Mrs. Fausat Aroyehun (Principal, School of Special Needs); Dr. Ademide Somide (Rector, IVTEC).

Moderator: Folawe Omikunle (CEO, Teach for Nigeria).

12:55 - 13:55

NEXT: Education in the future - Innovation & Technology: how can we leverage technology and innovation to improve learning outcomes

Capacity building for teachers in implementing quality education in compliance with global best practices and industry standards; Keynote address by Elder Phillip Adigun.

Prof. Lasiele Yahaya (Board, Faculty of Education); Michael Oglegba (CEO, Study Lab); Dr. Kunbi Wuraola (Director, Policy and Partnerships – Africa, NewGlobe Education); Bola Lawal (Cofounder and CEO, ScholarX (LearnAM).

Moderator: Temi Kolawole (MD, Ilorin Innovation Hub).

13:40 - 16:00

Town Hall

Hosts: Felix Olagunju, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Ministry of Tertiary Education Science and Technology & Office of the Governor, Kwara state.

14:40 - 3:10

How infrastructure and design affect performance.

Papa Omotayo (Architect)

Funding for education in the face of present day economic reality

Dr. Ottan Olatunji

Best design practices for education (Virtual)

Dr. Lola Sawyerr (Focal Person on Diaspora Matters, Kwara State)


Closing Remarks

Mary Kemi Adeoshun, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development

Information on schedule is still subject to change

The Education Futures Summit aims to assess state-wide education infrastructure and service delivery challenges; and then map out relevant entry points – from policy areas to community contexts – where government can direct key actors in public and private sectors to transform the future of education in Kwara State




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