Basic education is one of the fundemental right, that every human deserve and democracy in Nigeria make it as necessity for every child to pass through the basic education. looking at other countries we know we are left far behind and when pandemic hit us it reveal the real and ugly truth about our education infrastructure is a mess that we need to fix and work on it. will elearning be the solution lookkng at how much street kids we have that we dont have the space to accommodate them in class room, have a limited economy to employ much larger number of teachers and a lot of other iseues that you will think of and are all linked to education sector in Nigeria. we will discuss this topic with our three panelist that are working to find solutions of the above issue.
Edves Company Limited
Chief Operation Officer/ co-founder
Mrs Zahrah Buba is a School Principal with 10 years experience. She graduated from the University of Jos where she studied political science. She has taken several courses in the fields of leadership and Education. Some of them Include a certificate in Online Teaching, Neuroleadership, Educational Psychology, Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Leadership and Management but to mention a few.
Anas was born and raised in Kano State, Nigeria. He went to the University of Maiduguri and studied Civil and Water Resources Engineering, where he graduated as the overall best engineering student. Anas then went to Imperial College London and obtained a Masters in Environmental Engineering. Upon his return from London, he founded Certis, as a civil engineering company, that became a web design company and finally an educational technology company.
Certis innovated the first-ever computer-projector called the Yoda to improve learning outcomes in Nigerian schools. The patented Yoda earned Anas the 2017 British Council Alumni Award under the entrepreneurship category and an invitation to Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Brisbane Australia in 2018. With the overall positive reception of the Yoda projector, Anas then launched the Yoda Box in 2019 with other team members, as a safe home learning solution that allows children in Nigeria to watch 100s of educational videos without the internet. With the coming of COVID 19 pandemic and the surge of appetite for remote learning, the Yoda Box has increased its market penetration, serving customers across several States in Nigeria.
The latest model of Yoda Box will be released in 2020, which does not only give access to original educational videos, it will also pave way for making it possible for ensuring each home has a computer system. Anas’s vision is to create a sustainable educational model based on $2 monthly cost per child.
Anas is fascinated by learning and he is currently doing a PhD in renewable energy generation from wastes in developing countries at Imperial College London. Anas is a registered member of Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
Dare Adebayo, COO and Co-founder Edves Limited
Dare Adebayo has a keen interest in technology integration in education. He’s vision is to transform the education sector in Africa via the use of technology and he has been taking giant steps in this direction for the past 10 years.
He is a Co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of EDVES LIMITED (www.edves.net) an education technology company focused on the Automation of Processes and Records in Schools with users in over 500 schools in 18 states in Nigeria and Ghana.
EDVES helps Educators, Parents and Students to do less of paperwork thereby increasing efficiency. For this the company has won local and international award including British Council award and a Global award for Transforming Education in Africa which was awarded to the company in Switzerland.
He has attended several Conferences, Exhibitions, Bootcamps, and Workshops on Education technology and Startup growth programmes locally and internationally in about 9 countries.
Dare is an operations executive with an excellent record of exceeding profitable goals and a history of success leading initiatives for Sales, Marketing, Customer Relations, Projects and Product Management.
He is an inspiring and motivational manager with first-rate interpersonal skills with an ability and passion to build lasting relationships with colleagues, clients, partners and vendors.
Dare has a first degree in Computer Science and a second degree in Technology Management. He is happily married.