One hundred and thirty-two participants recently graduated from Lagos Business School’s varying executive education programmes following months of practical sessions and intensive study.
The graduands, comprising 49 participants for the Senior Management Programme (SMP 54), 66 for SMP 53 and 17 for the Chief Executive Programme (CEP 23) were awarded their certificates by the Dean, Dr Enase Okonedo, Director of Executive Education Mr Henry Onukwuba, and subsequently inducted into the LBS Alumni Association (LBSAA) by Mr Wole Oshin, President of the Association.
Sir Ademola Aladekomo, Managing Director, Chams plc, tasked the graduands to assist in nation building with the wealth of knowledge they gleaned from the various executive programmes they participated in. Drawing on his chequered personal experiences making Chams plc a household name in the ICT industry, he advised them to focus more on service to humanity rather than the quest for personal wealth at the expense of professionalism and business ethics.
“You have been given a great platform by LBS to impact your immediate environment and the world by extension. My advice is that you stay focused, be your own person and stand for something rather than just make life comfortable for yourself,” he said.
The presidents of the graduating classes took turns recounting their experiences on behalf of other participants. Each class made a donation to advance the School’s cutting-edge management education for the benefit of prospective students.
The LBS Executive Education programme is comprehensive and draws on the experiences of multinational faculty and participants. It ensures that participants gain management knowledge and skills by employing the case-study method and group-work approach to learning. LBS programmes attract over 3,000 participants from multinational and indigenous companies yearly, who attest to the expert teaching, relevant programmes and the overall benefits derived from attending.