The Henley Business School in partnership with the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has awarded full and partial Post Graduate Diploma scholarships to five alumni graduates from the AAAN AdCademy masterclass programme. The announcement was made at a virtual press conference held on Friday 28 January 2022.
Nkedilim Monye, an Account Planner at Imaginarium Marketing Communications and Sheriff Akinpelu, Founder of Strategy Trybe are the two recipients of the full scholarship. will be getting access to postgraduate education at the Henley Business School valued at $7000 each while Joy Akemo Daniel of Agile Communications Ltd, Nabila Abdulmajeed of Imaginarium Marketing Communications and Abiona Elizabeth of Care by Zest will receive a 50% scholarship.
Speaking at the event, President of AAAN, Steve Babaeko, while expressing his gratitude, stated that the scholarship is a result of a strong connection between the AAAN and the Henley Business School and hoped that the scholarship will further deepen their partnership.
“This scholarship is a deepening of the relationship we started cultivating with the Henley Business School last year and we do not take the partnership for granted. I want to thank the Henley team for the scholarship”, he said.
Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director of Henley Business School, Africa, stated that the institution, set to celebrate its 30th anniversary, has become an African business school of international standard.
He noted that the collaboration will build confident people who can match the standard anywhere in the world.
Sheriff Akinpelu, on behalf of other recipients, thanked the AAAN for the AdCademy initiative as well as Henley Business School for the opportunity to learn at a prestigious institution.
“I want to thank Henley Business School for the opportunity and also the decision to raise the partial scholarships to 50%. The scholarships will go a long way for all of us,” he said.
The programme is set to commence in April 2022 and will last for a duration of 12 months.
The third instalment of the AdCademy masterclass was also announced during the press conference. The masterclass which will focus on business executives in the advertising industry is scheduled to hold on 23 and 24, February 2022.
The business executive masterclass will be facilitated by global business experts. They include Prof Bernd Vogel, Prof of Leadership and Founding Director of Henley Centre for Leadership; Pepe Morais, Group Chief Creative Officer, Joe Public United and Jon Pedley, Dean Henley Business School.
The program will provide a rounded and practical education on solving niche-based challenges confronting business executives in the advertising industry.
Applications are open. Click the link to register http://bit.ly/AdCademyFebruary