Parents, teens attend The Avenue by Edusko
Edusko, a Nigeria-based EdTech company, hosted hundreds of parents and their teenagers in Lagos to discuss solutions to challenges of parental responsibility in the digital age.
The event, called The Avenue, is a convergence of young people and their parents to enhance healthy early childhood experiences, ensure a head start to a rewarding career, promote positive outcomes for children and help parents build strong relationships with their wards.
Convener of the event, Jide Ayegbusi, highlighted why the event was organised by his team, saying, “Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children. Sadly, many parents’ lives are fraught with problems and uncertainty regarding their ability to ensure their children’s physical, academic, career, emotional, or economic well-being.
“The Avenue aims to enhance healthy early childhood experiences, ensure a head-start to a great career, promote positive outcomes for children and help parents build strong relationships with their children.”
One of the key highlights was the teenagers panel discussion where student representatives from Olashore International School, Osun; Greensprings, Lagos; Corona Secondary School, Lagos; Grenville International School, Lagos; FUNAAB International School, Abeokuta, and Airforce Secondary School, Lagos, lent their voices on expectations of teenagers from their parents in the digital age.
The students posited that parents should understand that technology had come to stay and should not always think that their children’s activities online were questionable.
Speaking on the parents’ plenary, Izefua Erhaboh, a parent/child well-being coach; Alex Goma, corporate strategy/external affairs director, PZ Cussons; Oluseyi Jolayemi, COO, SwiftThink, and Chinwe Iloghalu, chairperson, Advisory Board of Cityevents.ng, discussed solutions to parental responsibility in the digital age.
It was concluded that technology can either be used for good or bad and that parents should give their children some level of freedom to explore the good side of technology as we enter the fourth industrial revolution.
The event was concluded with a special counselling session on career and scholarship opportunities offered by some of the top universities in Ghana, UK, USA, and Canada.
Edusko Africa’s flagship, Edusko.com, is Africa’s largest online platform where loving families find suitable private schools in Nigeria, Ghana and beyond. Others include: The Business of Education Summit, Family and School Matters, Meet the Emeritus and Edusko Academy.
This year’s edition of the Avenue was sponsored by African Leadership University. Other partners include: Metropolitan School of Business and Management, University of Central Lancashire, University of Sussex, University Canada West, Study Group, Portsmouth University, UWE Bristol, Academic City College, Moaf Consulting, Narrow Hill International, Newhall International School, Sheriff Deputies, Prototype Pictures and Connect Nigeria.
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