The New Addition- Education Round Table
Since the year 2013 when the Festival of Fire commenced, many testimonies had accompanied the week long prayer programme. Usually, participant use the prayer booklet which is in form of a devotional for personal prayers for the first six days of the programme. On the seventh day, we gather for a prayer conference.
The 2022 edition will hold at Lekan Aree Hall, Government College Apata, Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria
The new addition to the one day prayer conference, is the education round table. titled Stop Scamming Yourself; Schooling is not a Scam.
Stop Scamming Yourself; Schooling is not a Scam.
This education round table will hold at the same venue on the 20th of August 2022. It will be a session that will address the need of every emerging adult and youth most especially the yearning for fulfilment in life. We realize that apart from prayers and scriptures, God will want us to learn from the experience of men.
Justification for the roundtable
Years back, the leading motivation for the young to be diligent with their studies was that after schooling, they would get a good job. Recently, a contrary slang among young people now is that school is a scam. The slang came as a result of the experience of many who devoted energy and resources to schooling. They were frustrated because society offered them what they considered a disappointment.
The question is, what is wrong with the current schooling system that made some reference to it as a scam. Nothing is wrong with the school system, but society has changed. A few decades ago, the blue ship’s company visited the university when final year undergraduates wrote their examination for recruitment offers. I learnt that some companies compete for first-class students at that time.
With population explosion and some other factors, this is no longer possible. In 2012, the population of Federal Capital territory was one million, four hundred and six thousand (1,406,239). That same year one million and five hundred thousand (1,500,000) students sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). It means that those who wrote UTME that year are more than the population of Abuja. The opportunities available for the product of an old schooling system are limited, yet the system has not changed significantly.
This round table is primarily focused on the following:
- Identify the promise of the current schooling system
- Inform the participants of the opportunities that the current schooling system is not preparing the students for.
- Coping in the entrepreneurial world
- Identify the benefits that are still inherent in the current schooling system
- Take a look at the world of work in the next few years and define the skills required to thrive.
Meet our panelist
Harry Okoromadu is a vibrant teenage life coach. He is passionate about the transformational development of emerging adults. He has held various youth leadership positions in the Redeemed Christian Church of God and he is currently the assistant provincial youth pastor, Oyo Prov.1. He is the Team Lead of Ace Network, a youth Leadership platform that hosts Mind engaging conferences for teenagers and Emerging young adults. He is the convener of ‘Ecclesia’, An annual Interdenominational Christian Teenagers’ Congress in Ibadan.
Harry is also a Customer Service professional /expert with over 8 years cognate banking experience. He garnered expertise in customer relations and retention, communication skills and service delivery in the banking sector.
His managerial role has seen him manage teams, projects and mentor staff to reach organizational goals. He is an Enterprise design thinking magnate and a Program planning consultant. He is Happily married with a son. Harry Okoromadu will moderate the educational round table during the conference.
Timilehin Adebola, director of operations MPIK GLOBAL SERVICES has over 7 years experience in immigration, travels and tourism. She has helped several people achieve their immigration dreams to several countries including Canada, US, UK, and Europe among others. She worked at the office responsible for travel processes at the University of Ibadan and later started private practice at MPIK Global services.
Timilehin A. holds a Masters degree from the University of Ibadan and she is a recipient of a number of international sponsorships including the prestigious German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) scholarships for international courses. She is a licensed International Educational Consultant with certificates in International Travels and Tourism. Mrs Timilehin will inform the participant on what it takes relocate for abroad for schooling and work in a way you will not regret.
Iyanuoluwa Olalowo holds certification in Early Years Parenting and Qualitative Research Methods from Yale University and University of Amsterdam respectively, as well as a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Childhood Education from the University of Ibadan and TASUED, Nigeria
Connecting professionalism to life’s purpose, Iyanuoluwa impacts humanity through Foundation for Rural Education and Empowerment which leverages technology and power of people to provide access to quality life and education for marginalized communities in Nigeria with over 6,000 lives reached so far.
He has maximized high-profile recommendations to provide technical support at various platforms such as UNESCO YAR, UNICEF/EACOED Evaluation team and more. He was the only Nigerian speaker at the 2021 International Symposium for Innovations in Rural Education, Australia.
During the roundtable, Mr Iyanu will among other things highlight the benefits that are inherent in the current schooling system (irrespective of its shortcomings) and how to take advantage of them.
Olatunde Timilehin is a passionate lover of God who believes he has been sent as an ambassador to the business world. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan and studied Science Education specialising in Chemistry Education. He currently serves at Internal Revenue Service, Abeokuta, Ogun State. He is passionate about business and innovation.
If you will not be attending the programme physically at Lekan Aree Hall, Government College Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria, you can join through the following platforms
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