PRESIDENT, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS Lagos Chapter, ChiefYomiOtubela has commended Sterling Bank Plc for its active support for education in Lagos State.
Otubela gave this commendation at a press briefing in Lagos that the association decided to partner with Sterling Bank because of the lender’s proven commitment to the development of education in the country.
He cited Sterling Bank’s collaboration with NAPPS in the association’s annual retreat programme taking place later this month as well as its unified examination.
According to the NAPPS President, through Sterling Bank’s support, the association will provide training in skills such as bookkeeping and administration for its members.
In his remarks, Sterling Bank’s Group Head, Strategy & Communications, Mr. ShinaAtilola, disclosed that the lender’s choice of projects to support in the education sector was deliberate, as it had conducted a research into the key issues hindering the sector.
“We realise that Nigeria will require an investment of about $1billion yearly for about 55 to 56 years to transform the education sector. Our intervention in this sector will hopefully contribute to resolving the problem of unemployment. It will help Nigerians create their own business,” he stressed.
Atilola revealed that Sterling Bank was the first lender in the country to partner the Lagos “EKO Project” which saw it using its staff as volunteer staff to teach different subjects.
He said that the bank had also supported schools in the state with books, writing materials and textbooks.

READ ALSO  Sterling Bank, Dana Motors partner on auto finance deal