Lagos Business School is living up to its reputation as a bastion of practical management education following several achievements recorded by its faculty and students in recent times.
Earlier this year, LBS faculty Dr Tunji Adegbesan co-founded Gidi Mobile with several of the School’s MBA students. Gidi Mobile is a mobile learning and personal growth platform which aims to reduce the over 70% failure rates in secondary school leaving exams. To this end, the application updates users with practice questions drawn from varying professions and syllabuses to help them excel in their preferred fields of study.
“The success of Gidi Mobile highlights the practicality of the knowledge transmitted in LBS, the hands-on experience of the School’s faculty and a deep understanding of what we talk about in class,” observes Adegbesan.
Gidi Mobile has since partnered with Diamond Bank to provide SSCE (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations) candidates free access to the application and weekly prizes.
Recall that MBA alumnus, Adebayo Alonge, emerged a finalist in the just-concluded Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The Fellowship, launched in 2010, is the new flagship programme of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) which brings 500 young leaders to the US yearly for academic coursework and leadership training.
Alonge, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Ibadan, said the odds of becoming a finalist in the programme were one in 333.
Like Alonge, another MBA student, Onyanta Adama, was recently shortlisted for the 2014 FT MBA Challenge with UK charity World Child Cancer. She joins five other students from Lagos and abroad to draft a plan on how Ghana can treat childhood cancer in a self-sustainable manner.
The biochemistry graduate told the Financial Times that her participation in the Challenge is in line with the LBS philosophy of giving back to the society.