Skye Bank Plc has collaborated with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and a non-governmental organisation, ICLED, on an intervention programme to upgrade private schools in low income areas in Lagos.
The programme is aimed at offering an integrated approach to problems faced by low income private schools which include, capital, leadership skills, teacher- classroom strategies, team work, soft skills, among others. Also private schools in low income areas in the state will be assisted to upgrade their facilities, including classrooms to make them suitable for teaching and learning.
According to a statement by Skye Bank, it described the programme as a welcome development in view of the fact that some private schools lacked the basic facilities and capital to put in place necessary infrastructure which promote scholarship.
Speaking at the first interactive and training session with the proprietors of the private schools in Lagos, Mrs Ayodele Olojede, Head, SMEs, Skye Bank Plc, stressed the importance of financial planning and good book keeping in the success of any business endeavour.
She said observing the basic rules of proper book keeping would help the proprietors know how to manage their cash flow, cut off waste and spend their money judiciously.
The bank is also set to be at the forefront of the transformation of the schools in the underprivileged areas so that they can compete with the others where the necessary facilities are available.