In commemoration of the 2021 International Day of Education, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, reaffirmed its dedication to offering help and guaranteeing accessible training to the Nigerian little one.
The United Nations (UN) proclaimed 24 January because the International Day of Education, in recognition of the impression of training in bringing sustainable improvement internationally. The 2021 International Day of Education is themed: “Recover and Revitalise Education for the COVID-19 Generation.”
Speaking on the relevance of the celebration to Stanbic IBTC, Wole Adeniyi, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC said: “Our organisation is keen on positively impacting the education sector to drive national development.”
Adeniyi famous that eucation serves as one of many core pillars of Stanbic IBTC’s CSI initiatives. He emphasised that the end-to-end monetary establishment would proceed to point out its unrelenting help in direction of progress within the Nigerian instructional system.
According to him, “we embark on several initiatives aimed at improving education for the Nigerian child, even in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic when many students struggled to keep up with learning during the nationwide lockdown.”
Stating among the big strides taken by Stanbic IBTC to advertise efficient studying amid COVID-19 disruptions, Adeniyi highlighted that the corporate had been actively concerned in empowering the youthful era with monetary literacy information by its “New School Money Initiative”.
Wealth licensed professionals within the organisation educated preteens and youngsters on learn how to develop a financial savings and funding tradition by digital periods. They shed extra mild on topics to tell apart between needs and wishes, belongings and liabilities, and the significance of constructing the suitable monetary choices. These had been successfully communicated utilizing easy, relatable movies and illustrations.
Referencing the International Day of Education theme, Adeniyi additional said that Stanbic IBTC leverages technological improvements to facilitate the availability of high quality training in Nigeria.
“Through our CSI initiative, we prioritise the refurbishment of dilapidated schools to create a more conducive environment for our children to learn. We support teachers with better welfare and provide e-libraries, books, computers and other digital tools to aid effective learning for students,” he stated.
Stanbic IBTC has additionally continued to exhibit its dedication to the event of training in Nigeria by its varied instructional merchandise to safe the way forward for younger Nigerians. Some of the merchandise embody the Children Educational Savings Scheme Account (CHESS), Stanbic IBTC Education Trust (SET) funding scheme and BluEdge, which supply bespoke monetary options that help Nigerian dad and mom and guardians with varied funding choices for his or her youngsters and wards. In the identical vein, the main end-to-end monetary establishment empowers younger Nigerians to entry high quality training by its JAMB Scholarship Scheme.
“The celebration of the International Day of Education is an opportunity to reiterate our commitment to the growth of education in Nigeria. At Stanbic IBTC, we understand the importance of education in shaping the future of the nation, and we are committed to providing opportunities that guarantee access to quality education for every Nigerian child,” Adeniyi concluded.