Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) has organized a one-day leadership seminar for Proprietors of Private Pre-varsity schools in North-West Zone Nigeria. The workshop tagged “Strategic Leadership in Educational institutions” was organized in pursuit of the objectives of the University in preparing students for the technology-driven world through the proprietors/proprietresses and principals of major secondary schools in Kano Metropolis.
The leadership seminar which was organized on Thursday, 16th June 2022, featured presentations on Micro Management - issues & Challenges by Dr. Sudha Mavuri, the Dean of School of Arts Management & Social Sciences; Operations, and Safety Management by Dr. Isa Usman Lawal, the Dean of School of Basic Medical Sciences; and Artificial Intelligence in Business management by Dr. A. Senthil Kumar, the Dean of School of Science & Information Technology.
The attributes that stand out according to the participants present, were “the organization of the event, the topics presented, resourcefulness and hard work put together to organize the event”. The speakers all agreed that:
We generally live in a VUCA world – a horizon of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity;
Empowerment, Engagement, and the ability to ideate, innovate, communicate and collaborate are the benchmarks of organizational success – any kind of organization;
Give employers ownership of stock options and trust your team to do their work;
It’s important to look at issues related to safety in school not only for the children but for the teachers as well;
Teachers and teachers’ aids must promote a culture of safety and make safety a priority in schools;
Expert systems, natural language processing, speech recognition, and machine vision are specific applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
While making his remarks on the event, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Dr. Ajith Kumar V.V posited that the workshop would help to train the trainers (school owners, management, and teachers) of Private schools. He stated that it would foster greater interaction between the university and the Proprietors for a cross-pollination of ideas that all sides could benefit from.
The leadership seminar was organized by the University’s Director of Academic Support Service office, headed by Ms. Sarada Maganti and coordinated by the Marketing Department. It had an attendance of 76 participants from a pool of private secondary schools.