An educational technology startup, Edves, has revealed its plan to reform education in Africa by promoting innovation in teaching and leadership.
Edves aims to achieve this through its conference Tgged; “Edves Catalyst 2023: Unleashing the Audacious Potential of Education in Africa" and scheduled for June 2 and 3, 2023.
In a statement by the company's Head, Marketing and Communication, Yohanna Bako, on Friday, the conference seeks to set new standards and define the course of education across the African continent.
He stated that the conference will motivate school managers and teachers to look beyond normalcy and aim higher within the education sector.
Bako added that it would also present huge benefits of utilising cutting-edge learning tools and integrating innovative approaches in the African education ecosystem.
“As the world evolves at an unprecedented pace, it is imperative for educators to embrace audacious ideas and leverage technological advancements to shape the future of learning in Africa.
“It is a call to action, a rallying cry for all those passionate about education and its limitless possibilities to unlock the audacious potential within us and revolutionise education for generations to come.
“Participants will have the unique opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, attend thought-provoking keynotes, and explore the latest trends in educational technology,” the statement read in part.
The Marketing Head added that the conference would also create an avenue for educators, professionals, and influential leaders from across the continent and beyond to come together and enhance connections and collaboration among education stakeholders.
According to him, the keynote speakers for the event includeFolasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, Lagos State; Prof. Ike Elechi, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Ebonyi State University; Dr Peter Chin, Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University Canada.
Other education stakeholders to grace the conference are Mutheu Kasanga, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Lukenya University Kenya, Landeka Diamond, District for Metro East Education District in Western Cape, South Africa, Dr Kathy Perkins, Director Phett Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder USA.
The panellists include Lai Koiki, CEO of Greensprings Schools and Yomi Otubela, Proprietor of Lagos Schools and President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS).