RELAY, an innovative online platform designed to deliver quality creative education, was unveiled at a press conference in Nigeria on 26 November. The GMD of Courteville Business Solutions, Mr Adebola Akindele and his team were present as were Professor Robin Baker (OBE), Director and CEO, Ravensbourne and Nike Awoyinka, Business Development Manager, Ravensbourne.
Its courses are designed to equip learners with industry ready skills in a broad range of creative disciplines such as fashion, interior design, editing and post-production, and web architecture. RELAY provides affordable, flexible and innovative world class education to Nigerian and Anglophone African creative talents that are seeking to develop their technical knowledge and skills. The courses have been developed by Ravensbourne’s renowned academic team.
The initial set of courses available on Relay platform from January 2014 are:
- Fashion Pattern Cutting
- Web Design and Content Management
- Interior Design
- Film Edit and Post-Production
- Fashion Promotion
Director and CEO of Ravensbourne, Robin Baker, said, "Ravensbourne's core values are to champion creativity and collaboration so we are proud to be working with Courteville Business Solutions, a leading Nigerian technology company, to provide an innovative solution to the ever-increasing global demand for quality creative education.
Adebola Akindele, GMD, Courteville Business Solutions, said, “With the partnership and support of Ravensbourne, RELAY is a project that brings so much enthusiasm, seriousness and flexibility to education in Nigeria. The RELAY online education process is designed to positively impact the lives of the Nigerian youth, which is directly in line with our Vision to touch the lives of every citizen of the world. The ultimate goals of the project are to support the learning, teaching, research, and information needs of the Nigerian creative industry, which by extension would impact the economy in a positive way.”