- Stakeholders to Bridge Knowledge Gap in Real Estate
To bridge the capacity building and knowledge gap in the real estate industry, Realty Point has inaugurated an online version of its School of Estate.
The School of Estate, according to the promoters, was created a few years ago to provide real estate training and capacity development.
The Director of Studies, Mr Akin Olawore, an estate surveyor and valuer, said the School of Estate would provide learning opportunities for those coming into the profession and those already in it as well as provide vocational opportunities.
According to him, it is not just for professionals but for non-professional as well.
He said, “We decided to make this product fit for the market by delivering affordable products without compromising quality and standard. This is one of the major motivations for starting the School of Estate and it remains the guiding motivation for all the courses, the steps and the way the school operates as of today.
“I am glad that if we look at our base, it is well over 3,000 and the most exciting part of it is when you look at the demographic structure, especially in terms of background of alumni, it cut across different professions.”
The Registrar of the school, Mr Debo Adejana, said the school decided to introduce the e- learning platform in order to spread its reach and to ensure that what it offered online was as good as the offline version.
He said, “So when you take courses online, it is as good as when you take courses in the class. The advantage of the online class is that you can control the lecturer; you can pause, and do a few things then come back again. This can aid assimilation better offline.
“One of the beauties of the School of Estate is that every month, we will add courses to the online portfolio so that we can create opportunities for people. Another unique thing about the online platform is that it creates an opportunity for everybody and anybody in the built environment who thinks that they have one or few things to contribute to the industry.”