The Business of Education 2019

It’s the third edition of the Business of Education Summit!

The annual summit is a gathering of over a thousand key education stakeholders in Nigeria and beyond to discuss actionable solutions to problems in our education system in order to build a better future for the current and coming generations of African children.

Who are the past participants and speakers?

Over the last 2 years, over 2,000 top school directors, administrators, education entrepreneurs and policy makers have participated in the event and more than 25 renowned thought and business leaders have honoured our invitation to share their perspectives with the delegates. A few of our past speakers and panelists include:

  • Prof. Chris Ogbechie – Professor of Strategic Management at Pan Atlantic University
  • Prof. Fred Mcbangoluri – Provost, Academic City College, Ghana
  • Dr. Jennifer Smith – International Education Consultant
  • Dr. Kunbi Wuraola – Country Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria
  • Princess Sarah Adebisi Sosan, OFR – Former Deputy Governor, Lagos State
  • Mrs. Biola Alabi – Founder, Biola Alabi Media
  • Mr. Mark Brooks – Founder, Mark Brooks Education, UK
  • The Catalyst, Lanre Olushola – African renowned life coach
  • Mr. Darrell McGgraw – Senior Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Mr. Raghav Lal – CEO, Lancaster University, Ghana
  • Mr. Stewart Cowden – Head of School, Day Waterman College
  • Mr. Niyi Yusuf – Country Managing Director, Accenture
  • Mr. Alex Goma – Director, Corporate Strategy and External Affairs, PZ Cussons
  • Mr. Austin Okere – Founder, Computer Warehouse Group and AUSSO Leadership Academy
  • Mr. Mohammed Ahmed – Director of Schools Education and Society, British Council
  • And Many More!

Watch the video of the last edition HERE.

What is our focus this year?

It is no secret that Africa has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. In the same vein, more than 60% of the continent’s population is below 25 years old and the continent’s birth rates remain one of the highest in the world. It is said that by 2050, Africa’s current population of one billion would have more than doubled to 2.3 billion. This trend obviously shows an explosive demand for education now and in the future which many governments across Africa cannot meet without the private intervention. Consequently, the need for increase in private investment to build a sustainable education industry that we all can be proud of in Africa, has never been this urgent. At this year’s edition of the Business of Education Summit, we will sufficiently discuss how we can build a sustainable education business in Africa.

Please find below further details:

  • Theme: Building a Sustainable Education Business - Opportunities & Key Drivers
  • Date: 10 October, 2019.
  • Time: 9am prompt
  • Venue: Shell Hall, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos.

Special Focus

  • How and why forward thinking nations invest in sustainable education
  • The role of organised private sector in building a sustainable education industry
  • How to build a sustainable school business: Case studies of 3 leading schools in Africa
  • Sustainable Education - Investment opportunities and access to finance

Confirmed speakers and panelists for this edition are: Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner of Education, Lagos; Kyari Abba Bukar, Executive Director, Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation; Peter Bamkole, Executive Director, EDC, Pan Atlantic University; Bunmi Lawson, MD/CEO, EDFIN MFB and Tope Toogun, Head of Human Capital, Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

Others are: Lai Koiki, Executive Director, Greensprings School; Mark Brooks, Executive Director Mark Brooks Education, UK; Dr. Jennifer Smith, International Education Consultant; Ehia Erhaboh, Chief Transformation Officer, Interswitch Group and a few other education leaders. 

How do I get invited?

This event is strictly for School Owners, Administrators, Policy Makers, Education Entrepreneurs and Concerned Stakeholders.  Attendance is free but  strictly by registration and invitation. You can register up to 5 top management staff in your school/organisation. Priority will be given to early registration.

Although the event is free to attend, you may however wish to attend as a VIP or Premium Delegate.

Please find further details below:

VIP Delegates - N35,000 OR $100
• Sitting at the clearly demarcated/marked VIP Delegates Section
• Direct access to speakers and other industry leaders in the VIP
• VIP Delegate badge/tag
• Refreshments and cocktails
• Certificate of attendance
• Special recognition and announcement of presence by the MC (Optional)
• Perks from our partners
• Opportunity for media interview

Premium Delegates – N15,000 OR $45
• Sitting at the clearly demarcated Premium Delegates Section
• Premium Delegate badge/tag
• Certificate of attendance
• Befitting refreshments

Please note that a discount of 10% is available for a group more than 3 delegates.

How to make payment
Please make your payment in favour of Edusko Africa. Kindly find our account details below:

• Bank: Sterling Bank
• Account Number: 0072689492 
• Account Name: Edusko Africa

Please call us for confirmation of payment on: +2348036566809 or email evidence of payment to eduskoafrica@gmail.com

For Sponsorship, Exhibition and Partnership, also call 08036566809

Who are the Organisers?

The Business of Education Summit is an initiative of Edusko Africa. Our mission is to enhance the quality of and access to education in Africa by creating game changing solutions and platforms for education providers, school leaders, policy makers, teachers, parents and students. Our flagship, Edusko.com, is Africa’s largest online platform where loving families find suitable private schools in Nigeria, Ghana and beyond. We are providing unfettered access to our private schools, helping them double their enrollments while at the same time empowering parents with unbiased information to make informed school choices for their wards with ease. Our other game changing platforms include: The Avenue, Family and School Matters, Meet the Emeritus and Edusko Academy.

Who are our Partners?

This year's edition of the Business of Education Summit is supported by British Council, Sterling Bank, Mark Brooks Education, Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Unicaf University, Bournvita, Mr. Ekpa, Sheriff Deputies and Connect Nigeria