In the bid to foster improved professionalism, service delivery excellence and greater knowledge output among all tiers of its community, Premiere Academy, in conjunction with the National Productivity Centre, Abuja, has held a one-day transformative workshop themed ‘Productivity for Excellence in School’.
The Workshop afforded participants drawn from among students and staff of every cadre to acquire modern productivity techniques that not only enhance academic performance but also nurture life skills that form the foundation of a successful and productive life.
Officials of the National Productivity Centre who conducted the workshop were led by a Director and Head of the Productivity Research Department, Hajia Mamunam Adaji Musa. Others include Mr. Okonkwo Martin, a Deputy Director; Mr. Chris Nweaze, an Assistant Director and Hajia Amina Binta Alhassan, Chief Productivity Research Officer 1.
The team described the commitment of Premiere Academy to regularly re-tooling its processes and human resources for better and more productive service delivery as a commendable policy.
Hajia Adaji Musa observed that Productivity, in an educational context, transcended churning out endless assignments or racing through textbooks and studying all night; adding that productivity’s ultimate goal is centred on shaping a brighter future.
She therefore congratulated the school for recognizing the power of Coaching and Mentoring, through professionally-structured partnership with relevant third-party institutions, as a vehicle for helping its students and staff understand that the right guidance at the right time can transform challenges into opportunities and obstacles into stepping stones.
In his remarks, the school’s principal, Mr. John Olugbenro, pointed out that the Workshop was not just a one-time event, but a micro-evidence of a larger movement towards entrenching a more empowered and productive educational ecosystem.
In his words, “We fully understand that our settings, values and commitments, as well as our community of vibrant, thoughtful, well-rounded, high-achieving young people, made up of staff and students, make our school truly unique and strategically focused on producing problem-solving future leaders. We therefore aspire to create an environment where productivity is not just a goal, but a way of life and through this series of impactful mentoring programme, we keep taking significant steps towards embedding this culture into our very fabric.”
He further noted that the self-confidence and transformation of lives and mindset engendered by the school’s policy of regularly organizing professional mentoring sessions enables students to capitalize on new situations and challenges, thereby preparing them to strive to excel and be valued for all they achieve in every sphere.
“It also generates the humility to acknowledge success of others, the compassion to support those who encounter difficulties and the maturity to take responsibility for themselves. Ultimately, this is a cardinal focus of the school in creating a future where every student and every staff member stands out as a shining beacon of productivity and a testament to the transformative power of education”, he concluded.