WISE 2019: Nigerian Among Cohort for Learner’s Voice

Written by Akeem Alao

The organisers of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) have offered learners across the globe an opportunity to make their voice known, regarding education issues and challenges

This year’s edition tagged “WISE Learners’ Voice Program” is aimed at bringing the perspectives of young people to the challenge of rethinking education and equipping them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education.

According to the program, learners should be able to realise that they are co-creators of their learning environments, become active participants, and be able to invest as stakeholders in the progress of their communities. The key focus of the Program is to build knowledge of education, social entrepreneurship, leadership, and communication skills.

The Learners’ Voice Program was established in 2010 to engage the views and creative energies of young people, in addressing pressing global education issues and challenges. The current Learners’ Voice community comprises over 200 Learners from many countries, including Qatar. They represent different backgrounds and disciplines but all share a passion for education. Together they represent a unique perspective within the WISE community.

Chukwuma Aroh

The 2019-20 WISE Learners’ Voice cohort consist of 25 outstanding learners from 20 countries, selected from a diverse pool of applicants, who strongly demonstrate their commitment to the field of education, through their academic, professional and/or personal work. Chukwuma Aroh, a student of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, is among this year’s delegates for the submit.

The cohort will convene for an in-person residential session in Doha from 17-19 November, 2019 to participate in an action-based leadership and educational development module. They will also participate at the WISE summit after the residency from 19th to 21st November, 2019.


About the author

Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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