Nigeria to host World Pension Summit in Abuja

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Mrs Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, the Director-General, National Pencom Commission (PenCom), said on Friday that Nigeria was ready to host the second edition of the World Pension Summit-Africa Special in Abuja.

Anohu-Amazu said this in Lagos during an interactive session with newsmen on the upcoming event and the launch of a new logo for the commission. She said the event was scheduled for Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, with the theme “Building Sustainable Pension Systems in Africa’’.

The director-general explained that the successes recorded by Nigeria in pension administration since the inception of the new system gave the country the lead in Africa. “I am happy to say that the successes recorded so far in the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme, lends itself to be replicated in other jurisdictions across Africa. “It is with this in mind that the commission partnered with the` WorldPensionSummit, The Netherlands’, a global pension brand, to host the maiden edition of the WorldPensionSummit – Africa Special – in Abuja, Nigeria, last year, to discuss and share ideas on pension administration in Africa.

“The summit was adjudged a great success as over 400 delegates from 23 countries, including 15 African countries attended,’’ she said. According to her, the forthcoming summit would once more attract diverse experts from across the world in the areas of investment, infrastructure financing, real estate and other pension-related fields. Anohu-Amazu added that “reforms and developments in African pension systems (regional reports’’ and global developments in pension systems’’ would be part of issues to be addressed at the summit.

The other subjects include “The real deal: Structuring pension investments for sustainability’’ and “Expanding investment frontiers for pension funds’’. “It is expected that such exposure would provide milestones, against which Africa, as a continent, can benchmark its performance in the area of pension,’’ she said. However, she noted that not much had been achieved in Africa in the area of micro pension plans, and stressed the urgent need to redress the situation by emulating the advances in China and Kenya. She also announced the introduction of Africa Pension Awards in the upcoming event to appreciate innovation, excellence and commitment to the development of pensions in the continent.

On his part, the Co-founder of the “WorldPensionSummit, The Netherlands’’, Mr Eric Eden, underscored the need to build trust, transparency and accountability to alleviate poverty among retirees in the world. The event was also graced by the Special Adviser to the President on Media, Mr Femi Adesina, NLC and TUC representatives as well as other stakeholders in the pension industry. ---- NAN


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BALIZ SCHOOLS TRUST ENDS SUMMER SCHOOL ON HIGH NOTE PREPARES FOR A NEW SESSION

 

Sept, 2012 (Abuja)

 

"Baliz Schools Trust is a great illustration of the Nigerian education system" Mimi Bakari Marwa, Director Board of Trustees.

 

Baliz Schools Trust (BST) is preparing to begin a new school session in September following a successful summer school session and extensive renovation of the buildings and facilities.

 

BST started in the mid nineties in memory of Mrs Elizabeth Bassey Inok a teacher trainer for Holy Child schools in Lagos. Baliz Schools Trust started as a crèche and with support and encouragement from their parents has grown to include an academy.

 

Centrally located on Aminu Kano Crescent, Abuja (close to FERMA) Baliz Schools Trust provides a rigorous Nigerian curriculum with teachers with over 35 years experience. Alumni from BST are currently studying for various degrees across the world including Medicine in the United Kingdom and Ukraine, Engineering, Accounting and Architecture.

 

Education at Baliz Schools Trust goes beyond their excellent academics, BST pupils are encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities including Jet's Club, Young Farmer's Club, Classical and traditional music club, French club, Debate and Drama Club, soccer club, Home makers club, taekwondo, swimming and many more. These clubs encourage Baliz Schools Trust pupils attain confidence working individually and in teams, building character and exposing them to other aspects of life.

 

The pupils of Baliz Schools Trust put together their annual school magazine edited by the Literary and Debate club, GEM magazine.

In the last year Baliz Schools Trust has participated in a variety of events and competitions including programming for NTA, AIT, Aso and Kiss fm and performances at Aso Villa.

 

Currently BST children are training for a French certificate examination conducted by the French Institute.

 

The summer school which ends this week was packed full of fun activities including baking, music, taekwondo and refreshers on the core subjects, Mathematics, English and sciences with continuous preparation by the French club.

A visit by the People's Republic of China's Cultural Counsellor Mr Jin Hongyue, to the summer school marked one of their high points. He was kind enough to donate books, movies and documentaries on Chinese culture and traditions and will support the school in setting up a Chinese cultural information centre at the school, culminating in offering communicable Mandarin to Baliz Schools Trust pupils.

 

Extensive renovation on school buildings included work on classrooms, laboratories, library and the new dedicated nursery garden.

 

While preparing for a new school year, the children of Baliz Schools Trust will be remembering their friends from disadvantaged backgrounds through the Na'ima :) Foundation. The Na'ima :) Foundation worked with BST early this year in raising over 500 books, school bags, stationery, clothing and food items that were distributed by BST children to their friends at a primary school in Dawaki, FCT.

 

Baliz Schools Trust is now conducting final examinations into all classes in preparation for the new school year. Applicants should email info@balizschoolstrust.com, call 09-8705446 or visit the school office Baliz Schools Trust 174 Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II for registration information.