The West Africa E-Learning Conference & Exhibition (WAeLCE) is the event, promoted by Baobab Media as part of its ‘Education for Life Series.’ It is holding in partnership with several key stakeholders from the public, private and education sector; notably Accra Institute of Technology (AIT); The University of Lagos; Covenant University; the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria; the Ministry of Education, Ghana, the Economic Commission of West Africa (ECOWAS) and United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Designed to hold within educational institutions so as “to bring message deeper home” and address the challenge of expanding educational access to the millions that are daily denied opportunity to learn due to limited spaces. Only 28% out of 1.5 million prospective applicants gained admission into Nigerian universities in 2012. Contrast this figure with China’s 300 million students of online universities. Technology has vast potential to close the educational gaps. WAeLCE is designed to raise awareness and help fast track action plans on this.
Theme is on leveraging on technology to expand opportunities: The 2013 edition with the theme: ‘Expanding Learning Opportunities through ICT’ plans to explore the inherent opportunities of eLearning in addressing some of educational challenges as they exist today.
All Stakeholders Event: The Event offers public and private sector player, research and educational institutions, web and other technology providers as well as other stakeholders the opportunity to share and articulate on common forward plans.
About Baobab Media
Baobab Media is the owner of Baobab People & Economy print magazine and www.baobabafricaonline.com (published since 2008); both with extensive readership targeting local and international reading audience in about four continents. Baobab Analysts through Baobab Think Consult are certified analysts with outstanding academic/research backgrounds including professors, senior lecturers/academicians; successful private sector entrepreneurs with field experience in managing people and material resource to achieve set goals. They make up our team of analysts and provide great insights into Africa’s changing political, economic and cultural climes. Baobab People & Economy print magazine and www.baobabafricaonline.com has featured extensive country insights into Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda including exclusive interaction with President Paul Kagame. More than 25, 000 copies of Baobab People and Economy print magazine are published in the English language with extensive circulation in several African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Liberia, and Senegal); the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Baobab African People and Economy print magazine is one of most read and incisive publications among targeted premium audience steadily gaining grounds with extensive International Readership. Baobab Media is Chaired by Dr Sola Afolabi, former Deputy Executive Secretary, Integration Programmes, ECOWAS Secretariat , Former Director, ECOWAS Community Computer Centre.