As part of efforts to promote the sustainable growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and stimulate learning outcomes in the education sector, OmniBank has held its 2018 January edition of OmniSME Clinic for school managers, administrators in Accra.
Over 300 educational institutions have benefitted from a Small Medium Enterprise (SME) training by OmniBank, on the theme ‘Financial Management for Educational Institutions’, in partnership with the Catalyst Learning Centre.
Head of SME and Business Development Manager, Joseph Kingsley Ocran, said the SME clinic is a platform where they bring business owners together to come and learn, share ideas and network for the growth of their businesses.
On what they seek to achieve by the organisation of the training, he explained: “They will learn all these things and apply them on their businesses”.
He also maintained that the initiative is also expected to snowball into the bank’s operations in that when their [administrators, proprietors] business succeeds, the bank also benefits.
Theophilus Kwasi Odame Danso, a facilitator from the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA), University of Cape Coast stated that the training was critical as it will help the administrators acquire a skill in leadership andare expected to impact it in their respective schools.
“We anticipate that when they go back to their schools, they provide the kind of leadership that will stimulate the teachers to do what is expected of them, and the learners as well to do what is expected of them, so that collectively learning outcomes will be improved”.
Education is dependent on leadership, and is believed that when the leadership is good, there is better learning outcomes, hence the bank’s decision to train the heads of schools who are expected to go back and implement the policies they learnt. The SME Clinic is mostly organised by the bank targeting various sectors of the economy, however for this year, they decided to focus on education.