Old Mutual urges principals to implement new ideas

20 Nov 2017 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 20 NOV (NAMPA) - The annual Old Mutual Principals’ Academy Graduation ceremony was hosted near Okahandja on 15 November 2017.
The academy is an initiative of the African Leadership Institute, a non-profit organisation that provides various academic and non-academic training programmes to equip and develop leaders to transform Africa, with the endorsement of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.
A statement availed to Nampa on Sunday said Old Mutual’s involvement dates back to 2007, when the programme was launched with the aim of furnishing Government school principals with managerial and leadership skills in order for them to be more efficient and effective in operating their schools.
Old Mutual, through its Foundation, invested an amount of about N.dollars 3 million towards this leadership development intervention from which over 200 principals have benefited.
During his address to graduates, Ndangi Katoma, the executive for Marketing, Transformation and Customer Strategy at Old Mutual, encouraged the new transformational leaders to inspire others to follow a vision, create opportunities for people to show their flair and to take responsibility, and implement new ideas.
“As educators and leaders in education, your role has evolved and perhaps more so now than ever before. I therefore thank the African Leadership Institute, for partnering to bring about this transformation leadership training and providing the necessary tools for leaders,” the statement quoted Katoma as saying.
Given the transformational impact that this programme continues to make, Old Mutual will continue supporting it for the 2018/2019 financial year and has set aside an amount of N.dollars 300 000 to support the initiative, he added.
“This is because we believe that this investment in the transformational leadership capacity of principals and educators, forms the basis of a sound and functioning school system that cannot be left to Government alone to produce quality results,” said Katoma.