Deputy Executive Secretary, (Services), Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Isiaka Olayinka Kolawole, last month led a delegation to the Advanced Leadership Programme of Judge Business School (JBS), University of Cambridge, UK.
The programme, attended under the World Bank-financed BESDA Project was a top-rated management and leadership programme targeting chief executive officers and top executives from the public and private sectors, providing them answers to paradigm shifts in knowledge.
The team was the only African face in the three-week programme. Other members included Malam Adamu Misau, Director Finance and Accounts; Dr Ossom Ossom, Director Social Mobilization and Ahmed Nasiru Abubakar, Deputy Director Special Projects and Head Coordination Support Team.
Participants were taken through courses like Strategy Under Uncertainty; Inclusivity; Challenges and Options in Economic relations with China; Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa; Climate Change; Economics and Governance; Data First Culture and Globalisation.
The team went through a rigorous exchange of ideas and solutions sessions handled by intellectuals, renowned experts, captains of industry, senior practitioners and peer groups, with the aim of getting participants to learn how to respond to the changing environment of leadership and governance across the globe.
Kolawole the programme provided participants with “a wide breadth of perspectives in strategic leadership and governance, current trends in global management of strategic national concerns, as well as cutting-edge knowledge across science, technology, economics, politics, business and management.”
He thanked the Federal Government, which through the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and Executive Secretary, UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, facilitated the participation of the Nigerian team in the programme.