Emem Opashi, the convener of ASNE 2019, an Annual School and Educators Expo in Abuja has reiterated the essence of this important event which is to help scale up the positive impacts of educators within education sector in Nigeria and ultimately in Africa as a continent.
Opashi made this know while giving the opening remarks at the first day of Expo which commenced yesterday 23rd May in Abuja.
According to her, “through this annual Expo we are working together with our esteemed partners to scale up the positive impacts of the educators by creating opportunities and conducive atmosphere for networking particularly between the exhibitors and visitors/guests most of whom are school owners, educationists, teachers, head of schools, prospective students amongst others who have chosen to attend the event.”
“As you can see we’ve allowed the visitors to attend for free with absolutely no charges. Only the exhibitors paid to own their spaces” she said.
“Also through ASNE we hope to redefine the importance of collaboration and partnership within the education sector in Nigeria, which we believe would also enhance the positive contributions of the educators within this importance sector”
Opashi added that one of the ways to address several challenges within the education sector in Nigeria is by learning to embrace one another’s ideas and innovations through collaborations and partnership which is what ASNE is all about.
One of the exhibitors, Stella Adagiri, Director, Portsbridge Educational Services who has been part of the event for the second year in a row said the whole idea behind ASNE has indeed imparted on the growth of her organization and its services.
“ASNE has afforded us as educators who render purely training services to connect with the right persons who truly require our services at various level.”
Adagiri added that the ASNE as a platform currently measures up to international standard anywhere in the world.
“This is international best practice. The only place I have seen spectacular Expo like this where educators connect easily with the clients and visitors was in the United Kingdom, she said.
One of the visitors at the exhibition, Dayo Akindolani, who runs a Coding school for Junior school children said his experience at the expo was a unique one.
“I am excited that I am here to see things for myself. This is a great platform to connect and network with likeminds within the ecosystem. I look forward to be here as an exhibitor next year God’s willing, he remarked.
ASNE is a two day event and it has been scheduled to end on the 24th May 2019.