Tongston Introductory Entrepreneurial Education Course
Start your Entrepreneurial thinking journey
by integrating business, finance and media into your education.
TIEEC is a 1-day introduction or Taster to Entrepreneurial Thinking in Education for your personal, professional and public lives. TIEEC explores the purpose, product, and integration of entrepreneurship in education. This is not just any “course”. This is the start of a flexible lifelong pathway to entrepreneurial success.
MODULE 1: YOUR EDUCATION IN A SOCIO-ECONOMIC WORLD (Virtual, Live)
(i) Examine the educator’s mindset
(ii) Understand and apply basic neurology & psychology to education & entrepreneurship
(iii) Appraise the role of an educator
(iv) Analyse you and your learner’s educational motivation
(v) Analyse the purpose of education
MODULE 2: UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTITUTION AS AN ENTERPRISE (Virtual, Live)
(i) Analyse the process of education
(ii) Analyse the product of education
(iii) Analyse and apply business / entrepreneurship pitch deck as an intrapreneur / entrepreneur
MODULE 3: BEGINNING YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION JOURNEY (Virtual, Live)
(i) Understand apply bloom’s taxonomy and 21st century skills in effective lesson planning
(ii) Apply entrepreneurial thinking into your institution and/ business
(iii) Understand the concept of entrepreneurial education
Live not pre-recorded session where participants engage directly with Tongston’s renowned faculty to learn from experiences, research, integration of business, finance and media.
The session takes a peer-to-peer learning style where in classroom work is completed in discussion groups amongst participants thereby connecting participants to a global network of educators / self-educators.
TEA / MEET & GREET / NETWORKING / REGISTRATION.
PART 1: Your Education in a Socio-Economic World.
END OF PART 1 TASK.
PART 2: Understanding Your Organization as an Enterprise.
END OF PART 2 TASK.
PART 3: Beginning Your Entrepreneurial Education Journey.
END OF PART 3 TASK.
END OF COURSE PROJECT WORK.
END OF COURSE PROJECT PRESENTATION.
Completion of Post-TIEEC Feedback Forms / Q&A & Conclusion.
Educators in secondary schools (or middle- & high-schools (JS1 / Grade 7 – SS3 / Grade 12))
Educators in primary schools
Educators in tertiary institutions
Trainers in all institutions of learning and development
Professionals with coaching, mentoring and training responsibilities in organizations
Professionals in public, private and non-profit that are keen on building their training and teaching capabilities
Public sector professionals with educational supervisory and administration responsibilities
Professionals that consider themselves self-educators across all professional backgrounds
Other professionals with job/business idea(s) that want to take their professions to the next level
Pedagogy & classroom teaching/management practices.
ICT (computer, smart phones, the internet, MS Office, etc.).
OUTLOOK: Ambitious, positive, open-minded and accepting that the first attempt is always the worst (quantity for quality).
We require additional information from you to ensure the faculty is well informed about your needs, who you are and what you expect out of the session. This will ensure a more seamless session and to provide you with a better learning experience.
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TIEEC is developed and taught by a multidisciplinary team of Tongston Institute and Tongston group faculty who are skilled entrepreneurial educators, groundbreaking professionals, and award-winning professionals. Through their memberships, affiliations, courses, education, business development, and entrepreneurial educator training, they apply Tongston’s proprietary entrepreneurial thinking model to all learning materials.
The integration of media, finance, and other services (legal, corporate governance, ICT, business development, strategy, accounting, fundraising, stakeholder management capabilities) of the Tongston group of companies set us apart from all other institutions, who may purport to exist in the same industry with Tongston. We define the standards of entrepreneurial education. We have no competitors in this space.
TIEEC gives you:
– Access to pitch your ideas at Tongston’s annual Entrepreneurial Students, Teachers and Schools Summit
– The tools to start thinking about integrating media, finance, and business into your education to make you a successful intrapreneur or entrepreneur regardless of your chosen industry/career OR as educators
– Access our life long global Tongston Entrepreneurial Thinkers Network – a life-long vast global community for networking and access to online resource library including films, e-books, pitch deck templates, lesson plan templates, project-based learning plan templates, bloom’s taxonomy guide, personal finance template, sample brand profile, pitch-deck and sample business plan, sales role play documentaries and in-class room teaching practices to facilitate lifelong learning, growth and success
– Tons of entrepreneurial resources such as entrepreneurial books, entrepreneurial lesson planners
– Live not pre-recorded session where participants engage directly with Tongston’s renowned faculty to learn from experiences, research, integration of business, finance and media
– Peer-to-peer learning style where in classroom work delivered in virtual discussion groups thereby connecting you to a global network
– Exemption from certain pre-qualification requirements and assessments for TEEC
– Early notice and discounted access to Tongston Entrepreneurial Education Summit (TEES) virtual exhibition placement holding on 30th July 2022
– Continuous education through discounted and priority access to the limited slots on the Tongston Entrepreneurial Education Course (TEEC)
– Limited access to tips, resources and other powerful curated content for your industry, entrepreneurship and economic expertise and education from our over 40 membership bodies and subscription services including United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, International Council for Small Business, Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants, Africa Association of Entrepreneurs, Global Partnership for Poverty and Entrepreneurship, TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), Institute of Directors Nigeria, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and industry (ACCI), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Centre for Education Innovations, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development, Nigerian Youth Chamber of Commerce, Edutopia, World Bank Live, Geelong times, Reuters, Brookings, Entrepreneur.com, We forum, Digest Africa, Teachplus, Teachtolead, Wested, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, Bloomberg, Economist, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and all others, Teachers First, the Learners Guild
– Access to Tongston Entrepreneurial Education Newsletters and announcements
– Access to Tongston entrepreneurial webinars and so much more.
When asked “What new skillset did you acquire from this course”
“Skills on applying the bloom’s taxonomy to suit individual differences in class” A FIEEC 07 2021 Cohort participant
“Incorporating the idea of entrepreneurship into the teaching and learning process in the classroom” Ummi Baffa FIEEC 07 2021 Cohort participant
“Time management, strategic thinking, networking, efficiency” A FIEEC 07 2021 Cohort participant
When asked “How do you hope you change your professional practices as a result of this course?”
“Combine teaching and entrepreneurial ability to be self-reliant” Alice Yabracks FIEEC 07 2021 Cohort participant
“By applying the current technological methods in teaching to aid understanding and help learners use their creative ideas” A FIEEC 07 2021 Cohort participant
“Modern lesson plan for teaching” Aminu Ladan FIEEC 07 2021 Cohort participant
When asked “What are your core career call to actions as a result of Tongston Introductory Entrepreneurial Educators Course?”
Increase capacity development, especially to enshrine entrepreneurial thinking in myself and my students – Yakubu Maina FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
Remodeling my teaching resources to aid the improvement of my students’ mindset in the entrepreneurial light – Ebere Ebenezer FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
When asked “What were your key takeaways from Part One (Your Education in a Socio-Economic World)?”
The task of educating has enormous economic opportunity when viewed from the entrepreneurial paradigm – Martins Bakari FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
Socio-economic education can encompass quality of life attributes as well as the opportunities and privileges afforded to people within society – Yakubu Maina FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
When asked “What were your key takeaways from Part Two (Understanding your School as an Enterprise)?”
“I have been made aware of the supply and demand aspects in the academic environment. Also, it made me attempt using a pitch deck for illustration, which I found interesting. I also learnt how to easily adapt learnings in the lesson plan” Ebenezer Ebere FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
“Embedding entrepreneurship into our curriculum helps students to enhance their soft skills” – Yakubu Maina FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
“Business principles like SWOT analysis should be applied in the task of educating too” Martins Bakari FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
“Creating a generation of entrepreneurial experts must start at early education and remain an option throughout one’s educational journey” – Martins Bakari FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
“Being a teacher is to impact knowledge and groom the next generation of leaders. I believe helping to instil entrepreneurial thinking in the minds of students and also making them aware of the consequences of violence would help to boost economic growth and reduce insecurity. This is because I believe that economic growth and security can help change any nation” – Ebere Ebenezer FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
“Whilst care for the students is important, the educator should have a clear vision of ‘where’ you want your students to be at in years to come” – James Yusuf FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
“Teachers are mentors, they build and develop students; guide them and ensure they are clear on their path post formal schooling” – Blessing Happiness FIEEC HFCI 1 2022 Cohort participant
“As a teacher of Communication for Business and Use of English, my Belonging, Esteem and Self Actualisation needs have been met so far. I in turn help my students meet these three needs”- Ebere Ebenezer FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
“My job as teacher meets my needs and those of my students. I intellectually grow as impart knowledge on my students. Subject wise my students are developed in discerning right and wrong and how it translates to common good as the society only thrives if its inhabitants are formed character wise leading to respect for others on the basis of honesty and fair play which guarantees justice” – Fidelis Bulus FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
“Hire Values and Train skills” – Sugabsen Martins FIEEC WTDST 10 2021 Cohort participant
Ummi Baffa, our Gombe Showcase FIEEC participant shares her story and insight. She was so exceptional that Tongston engaged her as a Trainer, Curriculum Development and Resource Development Specialist resident in Gombe.
“I wish to use this medium to extend my appreciation to the TONGSTON TEAM for identifying me out of a hundred for a job with the group. I really appreciate and learnt so much from you in the introductory course and throughout the recruitment process. I hope to work with you in the future when I gain more skills and competencies to meet your requirements. You can keep my details in your database for future reference”
Ummi Baffa August 2021 TIEEC Gombe Cohort
Temidayo Iniage 01 2021 TEEC Cohort Participant, our Inaugural Trainer, Curriculum Development and Integration Specialist shares his story and insights post and during his Tongston Experience:
“The experience showed that the curriculum development work requires a lot of learning and patience…… It is important that you can create value from your immediate environment from available resources, without too much reliance on the government. Children need to graduate as complete persons where they can apply what they know in the real world especially in the world of business. This should support a bright future in the Nigerian economy….It is important students understand the business side of all concepts learnt in school. For instance, when learning balanced diet in Science, a child should understand that it is important to eat healthy and well, to be fit to run a business, or an organization”.
Temidayo was previously Vice Principal (Admin) in Brainstorm International Academy. Following TEEC, he applied and joined Capville International School, a leading private creche, nursery, primary and secondary school in Abuja.
Hilary Akor 01 2021 TEEC Cohort Participant, our Inaugural Trainer, Curriculum Development and Integration Specialist shares his story and insights post and during his Tongston Experience:
“My colleagues that took the TEEC with me asked where Tongston had been all their lives. TEEC was unveiling the true desire of a teacher. Tongston did that for me from the TEEC. Working on the mathematics curriculum was enlightening. I felt like I went back to school and started afresh”.
Hilary joined as a Trainer, Curriculum Development and integration Specialist. Since then, he applied and joined Tongston as a business development intern. He quickly rose in a year to a Business Development, Stakeholder Management and Strategy Officer, being promoted twice in that same period.
Abdulkareem Olayiwola 01 2021 TEEC Cohort Participant our Inaugural Trainer, Curriculum Development and Integration Specialist shares his story and insights post and during his Tongston Experience:
“Tongston is like a big family where we have a way of connecting with each other. It has been great working with the team of educators across other subject disciplines. Tongston is creating a revolutionary movement. You do not want to miss out on this. Tongston is pushing education to where the world is heading to. The curriculum development process post TEEC was an opportunity to learn, relearn and unlearn”.
Abdulkareem was the Resources and Academic Coordinator (VP Academics), with a focus: Quality assurance of pedagogy and Extra-curricular coordination at Starville Academy. Following TEEC, he was equipped and inspired to apply for a Head of School position at Al-Faizun Academy.
According to Abdullahi Usman TEEC 07 2021 Cohort
“For the true purpose of education to be achieved, one has to apply the blooms taxonomy. In my school prior to the TEEC, I only achieved the 2nd levels of the Blooms Taxonomy being remembering and understanding. What TEEC has taught me is the need to incorporate the higher orders of thinking being analysing, evaluating and creating. I am now working on doing this in all my lessons in my school”
Fatima Aliu, TEEC 01 2021 Cohort joined as a trainer, curriculum development and integration specialist. She is also the CEO of Kaso Media Studios. She is now in the final stages of joining Tongston as a Tongston Media team member
Participants are drawn from several representative organizations including:
• Gombe State University
• Gombe Ministry of Education
• American University of Nigeria
• Justice Development and Peace Initiative (Maiduguri Diocese)
• St. Paul’s Catholic Church
• Brainstorm International Academy
• Starville Academy, Abuja
• Al-Hidaayah Academy Abuja
• Al-Faizun Academy
• Cap Ville School
• Premier International School
• American University of Nigeria Early Learning Centre
• Genius and Brainiac School
• Lasalle Catholic School
• Community Education Resource Centre Gombe
• St. Thomas’ Secondary School
• Holy Trinity Secondary School
• Nurain Integrated School
• Global Distance Learning Institute
• Gombe Specialist Hospital
• Skills Outside School Foundation
• Sharing Education and Learning for Life foundation (SELL) Bauchi
• Tob-Life Premium Ventures
• Government Day Secondary School, Pantami
• Government Science Secondary School, Gombe
• Government Arabic College Gombe
• Government Day Secondary School Orji
• Government Girls College Doma
• Government Girls Science and Technical College Amada
• Government Science and Technical College, Kwami
• Government Day Secondary School Kwadon
• Government Day Secondary School, Wuro Birgi
• Gombe Science Secondary School Gombe
• Comprehensive Education Resource Centre Tasha Dukku
• Government Day Science Secondary School Gombe
• Government Science and Technical College Barunde
• Government Science and Technical College Deba
• Government Science and Technical College Barimude
• Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School Tabra
• Government Secondary School Ahmadu Gombe
• Government Day Secondary School Lano
• Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School Shehu Abubakar
• All Saints College Gombe
• North East Development Commission
• Community Education Resource Centre (CERC)
• School of Science, Federal College of Education FCE(T), Gombe
• Government Day Secondary School Gwallameji Bauchi
• JIBWIS College of Education Gombe
Engr Bello Mohammed Tongo is the Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tongston Entrepreneurship Group (Tongston). Bello is a Top 100 Visionary in Education conferred by the Global Forum for Education & Learning (GFEL). With 14+ years of professional experience, he is an education entrepreneur transforming educational philosophy and delivery on the African continent. He is leading Tongston to scale entrepreneurial thinking through education, media, business and finance to achieve sustainable socio-economic development on the African continent. He is an experienced Training and Curriculum Development Consultant with PURD Consulting, Africa’s Leading Education company, where he led training workshops and professional development programs on project-based learning, teaching pedagogy, curriculum design and assessment to 500+ heads of schools and educators.More
He conducts curriculum re-design focused on integrating project-based learning into the Nigerian secondary and primary school curriculum. He was previously a Primary School Team Lead, Educator and Coordinator of various clubs and activities at the ICICE Academy, a leading British, Nigerian and Islamic curriculum based educational institution in Nigeria, where he managed and provided oversight to 15+ teachers on classroom management, lesson plan and curriculum re-design and ongoing support. He was a founding member and pioneer coordinator of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) Alumni Association, an independent global network of 1300+ NTIC Alumni resident in 20+ countries globally. He is a regular speaker at several events, and on TV and radio. He is a mentor for the Skills Outside School Foundation, a leading pan-African entrepreneurship, employability and education organization with 150+ partners and over 50,000 beneficiaries. He was previously a civil engineer in Atilgan Construction Company and as a site supervisor for the Nigerian Ministry of Works. Bello holds a Civil Engineering degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham, and an MA in Education (in view) from the University of South Wales. Bello is a member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and the VC4A community with over 190,000 members & 22,000 start-ups. He is a member of the Institute of Directors Young Directors Forum and the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Young CEOs Club.
Abdulkareem Olayiwola Ahmed is a Trainer, Curriculum Development & Integration, Resource Development Consultant at Tongston Entrepreneurship Institute. He was the Head of the Department of Arts and Humanities, the Resources and Academic Coordinator, and the Vice-Principal Academy at Starfield College Abuja. Presently, he is the Head of School at Al-Faizun Academy Gwarinpa, Abuja Olayiwola has 15+ years of work experience across diverse fields of professional engagement. They include teaching, print and mass media, graphic designing, data analysis, and marketing. His academic interests focus on English Language, Literature, and Journalism. Other work experiences include; serving as the Executive Assistant to the Group Managing Director and a Content Creator at DAAR communication Plc. (Owners of AIT, and Raypower) and a Data Analyst at IP-Africa International. He is skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Video Editor Software, Online Classroom, and Online Conferencing. He holds a Certificate of completion (I.G.C.S.E Certification) and T.K.T with Cambridge International Examinations. He also has a National Certificate in Education (N.C.E) English/P.E.S at Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu, a B A. (English Language) from the University of Ilorin, and an M.ED (Educational Administration) National Open University, Abuja in view.
Aliu Fatima Abokhiaso is a Trainer, Curriculum Development & Integration, Resource Development Consultant at Tongston Entrepreneurship Institute. Fatima is also Assistant Manager, Tongston Entrepreneurship Media. Fatima is a technology, media and education specialist with several years’ experience. She is a professionally trained teacher with a focus on science subjects such as Basic Sciences, Physics and Agricultural Science who has worked with numerous schools including Premier International School, Living Treasures Academy and Granny Murray Schools, a cartoonist/animator who has worked for companies such as Nurtured Trees, a Digital Marketer who has worked for Youngstars Foundation, a published author and the CEO of Kaso Media Group. As an experienced classroom teacher, she possesses skills in classroom management and student operations. Outside the classroom, she is experienced in Media instruction, digital marketing, 3D animation, branding, illustration and Content Creation for media advertisement. Currently, she works as a Science Teacher at Premier International School. She holds a certificate of attendance with Youth Capacity Building School and Google Digital Marketing Skills for Africa as well as a bachelor’s degree in education biology from university of Benin.
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TIEEC is delivered on zoom. It is most preferred to access the zoom platform on a laptop as opposed to a smart phone. We recommend a laptop/desktop with a minimum of a:
- A 2+ GHZ processor.
- 4+ Gigs of RAM.
- A working webcam and microphone are essential.
- A backup power source.
- A strong internet connection to accommodate a zoom streaming for a day. A good option is Advanced LTE available from most service providers.
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We review applications regularly and will contact you via email with Tongston’s decision. Tongston will maintain a wait list to prioritise providing slots when they become available in the available cohorts.