The management of Skyline Univerisity Nigeria (SUN) has conducted an executive seminar for all registered Private School Proprietors and Principals of North–West zone in Nigeria. The seminar was organized to empower them with the essential skills required for providing qualitative and inclusive education.
The event was themed ‘Leading and Managing Business for Value Creation, Managing Special Students and Digital Skills’ to incorporate all the current challenges faced by private school owners as education demands are transforming rapidly.
In his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of SUN, Prof. Ajith Kumar V. V. thanked attendees for sparing their valuable time to attend the workshop. He said, “Every leader of education must stand on the principles of ethics and value. Do not compromise on the quality of education you give”.
He added that the success of students is everything to teachers, principals and mentors. He emphasized that proprietors and principals must not only teach for grades but teach skills, computer literacy, public speaking, etc. They must prepare students for future opportunities through rigorous training and insightful experiences.
During his presentation on inclusive education, Dr. Isah Usman, the Dean of the School of Basic Medical Science (SBMS), advised the participants to think of ways to integrate children with special needs in their schools. He said the children need extra care and are important contributors to national development.
Dr. Usman charged them to start the effort of making an impact gradually, to transform the existing status quo. He said schools are supposed to be changers. Every member of society must be good enough to support that desired change.
Delivering his lecture on Digital Skills, the Dean School of Science and Information Technology (SSIT) Dr. A. Senthil Kumar said Digital Skills are crucial for managing schools. He said the skills do not only ease the affairs of schools in aspects of administration but also teaching and learning.
In her closing remarks Ms. Sarada Maganti, the Director of Academic Support Services (DASS), stated that the university is engaged in many community service activities and will continue to support communities. She admitted that SUN provides business mentorship opportunities and career development seminars for students and people with special needs among many others.