In Abuja, the Africa House London and Arete Copious Consulting with several stakeholders convened "The Nigerian Child, The Genius" Conference.
The event was inspired against the backdrop of belief that the Nigerian economy can be diversified through innovation and enterprise thus a critical look at the education sector and mode of delivery is essential especially at the primary and secondary stages of formal schooling.
The speakers provided invaluable insight and offered alliance opportunities to policy makers, school owners, teachers and parents and management of orphanages who were in attendance from across Nigeria and the world.Focused on the advancement of the Nigerian children who are the main beneficiaries of the event, here are the profiles of some of the speakers and organisers.
Africa House London (www.africahouselondon.com)
Africa House London is trade agency in the United Kingdom established to encourage direct investment and trade between key markets in Africa and the United Kingdom. It promotes sustainable job creation opportunities, growth and long-term prosperity for Africa and UK businesses. The delegation was led by Mr Emmanuel Finndoro-Obasi, the director of Business, Trade and Investments.
Helen Grant, Member of Parliament – United Kingdom (www.helengrant.org)
Helen Grant is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidstone and The Weald since 2010. She was the first black woman to be elected as a Conservative MP, having also been the first black woman to be selected as a candidate to stand for a Conservative-held parliamentary seat. She first served in government as jointly Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (from 2012 to 2015) and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (2012 to 2013). She also became Minister for Sport and Tourism in 2013, a post she held until 2015.
He is a renowned education consultant of Nigerian origin and is based in the United Kingdom and the chairman of EIE (Excellence in Education program) and adviser to governments and monarchs. He is keen on contributing to the future of Africa’s greatness through education and talent development instead of mere certification.
Prof Imafidon is the father of five genius children who have all broken records of academic excellence and have been dubbed the smartest family in the United Kingdom of which the oldest, Ann-Marie Imafidon was recently honored by the Queen of England for her academic excellence with an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).
Prof Imafidon is of Nigerian origin and believes that every child is a genius and can easily achieve what all of his children have achieved if tutored in a particular way. He posits that he has a proven formula that has worked with his children and several other children under the EIE program. He shared insights with educators and parents at the conference that bordered on learning styles, life purpose, family values, the can-do spirit, parenting a child as a teacher and lots more.
Eagle Scientific Limited (www.eagle-scientific.co.uk)
Eagle Scientific are international project contractors, offering consultancy, vocational training, equipment supply and technical support. They have clients in both the public and private sectors, including the World Bank, ADB, Crown Agents, and various UN agencies. They are a leading supplier of medical, research, educational, and vocational training equipment, with more than 30 years’ experience throughout the African continent.
Cooper Research Technologies Limited (www.cooper.co.uk)
Cooper Research Technology (CRT) is the No.1 British Company and a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance testing equipment for asphaltic, concrete, soils and unbound materials. Their equipment enables users to test materials for mechanical properties such as stiffness modulus, fatigue and permanent deformation. These properties are essential to people involved in the production of sustainable roads and the development of new materials used in construction.
About Arete Copious Services Limited “ACS” (www.AreteCopiousConsulting.co
m , www.CatherineEnaohwo.com)
ACS is a leading financial consulting firm with a track record of holding forums both locally and internationally to continually attract investments and experts to Nigeria. ACS shall also be hosting a group of trade mission delegates from the United Kingdom to Nigeria in November 2017 to meet with Nigerian business owners to foster relationships for the advancement of our economy and country. We believe in the Nigerian project and will continually work towards its growth and development. ACS is led by Catherine O. Enaohwo.
About Catherine O. Enaohwo (www.CatherineEnaohwo.com)
Catherine is a fervent believer that we are all interconnected and therefore strives to enhance all around her as she achieves her life goals.
Her background is in Economics with decades of experience in formulating financial strategies and solutions.
She is an Alumna of Wits Business School (South Africa) and the New York Institute of Finance (USA). She has also attained the status of ‘Fellow’ in notable institutes such as the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN), the Chartered Institute of Professional Financial Managers (USA) and the Institute of Professional Financial Consultants (Nigeria).
Catherine is a council member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Financial Managers (CIPFM), West Africa.
She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arete Copious Services Limited (a leading financial consulting firm with presence in Abuja, Lagos and United Kingdom).
She is an award winning author, an inspirational speaker and a philanthropist. In recognition of her selfless contributions towards the alleviation of the sufferings of the less privileged; she was recognized with the award of the title of Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation; an international NGO in special consultative status with the UNITED NATIONS.
Other partners of the event were:
Premium Pension Ltd
Mike Omotosho Foundation
Roberto schools and more.