In a remarkable initiative aimed at elevating educational standards, Summit University, Offa (SUN, Offa) hosted an engaging two-day capacity-building programme for educators and students across Lagos State.
The event, which drew participation from two prominent institutions Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar on Randle Avenue and Ansar-Ud-Deen Academy in Surulere garnered enthusiastic acclaim from school principals, education officials, and attendees.
The programme provided a dynamic platform that united facilitators, educators, and students from diverse backgrounds for an enlightening experience. With its focus on embracing 21st-century dynamics, the event aligned seamlessly with Summit University’s commitment to fostering a modern and innovative educational environment.
Delving into a spectrum of essential skills tailored for the challenges and prospects of the 21st century, the capacity-building programme proved comprehensive and relevant.
Highlights of the programme encompassed: Leadership Training: Instilling leadership qualities and skills in students, empowering them for future leadership roles, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: Equipping participants with fundamental AI insights, a pivotal asset in today’s tech-driven world, Exploring Careers in the 21st Century: Offering insight into emerging career avenues and the necessary skills for success, Micro-Credentials: Presenting specialized courses and certifications to bolster employability and Drone Building and Piloting: Nurturing hands-on skills in drone technology, aligning with the modern era’s innovations.
Furthermore, educators also participated in enriching sessions, such as, 21st-Century Teaching Tools: Empowering educators with modern teaching methodologies and tools, Financial Literacy: Enhancing financial awareness and responsibility among teachers and Green Energy Generation: Promoting environmental consciousness and sustainable energy solutions.
The impact of the programme was palpable, resonating through heartfelt expressions of gratitude from school principals Alhaji M. A. Badru of Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar and Alhaji A.O. Abdulkareem of Ansar-Ud-Deen Academy. They lauded Summit University, Offa for pioneering such a valuable initiative and expressed hopes for ongoing collaborations of this nature.
This educational endeavour undeniably enhanced the skills and knowledge of both educators and learners, establishing a solid foundation for academic growth. Among the attendees, a few exceptional students were acknowledged for their active engagement through Summit University, Offa complimentary packs, further reinforcing the event’s significance.
A remarkable moment during the programme was the presentation by the Head Boy of one of the participating schools, where he shared valuable insights gained from the event. His testimonial reflected the impact on personal growth and academic aspirations.
Alhaji A. A. Yusuf, in his closing remarks, extended gratitude to Summit University, its Vice-Chancellor Prof. A. M. Aibinu, and the outreach programme coordinator Mr. M.M. Suleiman. He commended their commitment to enriching schools and communities, emphasizing the alignment with the institution’s mandate for annual events that uplift educational standards.
“This programme embodies our commitment to consistently uplift our educational institutions. We eagerly anticipate further collaborations with Summit University and like-minded organizations dedicated to advancing education,” he affirmed.
Summit University’s dedication to holistic education, blending traditional and contemporary knowledge, shone through every aspect of the programme.
This collaborative two-day capacity-building initiative orchestrated by Summit University, Offa, in partnership with Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar and Ansar-Ud-Deen Academy, underscores the significance of innovation and cooperation in the realm of education. The resounding success of the event is poised to leave a lasting imprint, catalyzing further educational advancements across Lagos State.