Innovative education key to Nigeria’s development, says Tambuwal
Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said that Nigeria’s quest for development would not be complete without paying attention to education. He noted that a productive, functional and pragmatic education sector will pave the way for scientific development, technological advancement and, by extension, economic growth and social rejuvenation.
He said this in Sokoto at the First International Conference of the Faculty of Education, Sokoto State University, with the theme, ‘Human Security and the Challenges of Innovative Education.’ The conference rounded off yesterday.
Speaking further, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, said: “Sokoto State government recently declared a state of emergency in the education sector. The issues involved are not only government-related but also related to students, parents, subjects and the society. It is only natural, therefore, to expect such a professional entity as the Faculty of Education to fulfill its professional obligations in the face of the challenges, through its professional interventions.”
Former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Peter Okebukola, in his keynote noted that at no time is the relevance of innovative higher education to Nigeria’s economic survival and national development more critical than now, especially with the dwindling economic fortunes occasioned by fall in oil price in the international markets.
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