As part of efforts to ignite passion for science and technology innovation in Nigerian youths, AIICO Insurance Plc. has donated thousands of mathematical sets and calculators to pupils and students in over thirty Primary and Secondary schools across 6 states of the Federation.
A statement in Lagos Thursday by Head, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Atinuke Jose, said the donation is in line with the organization’s commitment to promote literacy and to aid the adoption of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Nigerian schools.
STEM, according to the statement is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and this campaign is being championed across various climes, including Nigeria. AIICO identifies with this initiative and supports government’s drive to entrench STEM in our schools by encouraging young ones to pursue STEM subjects.
The statement quoted the firm’s Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Babatunde Fajemirokun, “AIICO has always had a culture of giving back to impact society. Our Corporate Social Responsibility program is centered on: promoting literacy and STEM education, skill acquisition and aiding in the delivery of quality, affordable healthcare. This initiative is aimed at igniting a spirit of innovation with the younger generation who will be our future leaders.”
AIICO Insurance Plc., a leading composite insurer in Nigeria, commenced operations in 1963. AIICO provides life insurance, health insurance, general insurance, wealth management and pension management services as a means to create and protect wealth for individuals, families and corporate customers.