The Lagos Business School as part of it drive to contribute to human capital development across the continent has pledged its commitment to develop talents in Africa through programmes specifically targeted at organisations that have a pan-African outlook as well as those seeking to develop the next generation of leaders.
Enase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Business School, who made this known in her speech at the presidents’ dinner organised by Lagos Business School Alumni Association in Lagos recently said as the whole world converges on African to see how they can benefit from what has been termed the last frontier of growth, there is the need for LBS to help actualise such projections.
Okonedo further said the school has over the years inculcated in members the desired value and ethics required to make a difference in the society.
According to her, “I am very proud to announce that we have maintained our ranking in the Financial Times of London ranking. This year we have been ranked 55 in the world in open enrolment courses. We remain the second in Africa, the first in West Africa and we are aspiring to reach number one.”
She reiterated that though the name of the university has changed from Pan Africa University to Pan Atlantic University, the university still maintains it pan-African outlook.
She revealed that this year the endowment fund is 100 million and thank members of the Alumni for their contribution to ensure that the school not only continues to create knowledge, but also disseminates same as well as try to bring about change in the society.
“This year, we agreed to host the 50th senior management programme and that indicates to us how far we have gone in only 21 years. But all the things we do, I insist we cannot do without the Alumni and I thank them for their effort even as we continue to work together towards developing the next set of leaders for an aspiring Africa,” she said.
On his part, Ademola Aladekomo, president, Lagos Business School Alumni Association said the Association was set up to support Lagos Business School in achieving its goals and objectives and also “to propagate the values that the school has being trying to imbibe in us Nigerians.”