Ex-minister, Nwosu, wants return of schools to missionaries
Perturbed by dearth of infrastructure plaguing the educational system, a former Health Minister, Prof. Alphonsus Nwosu has canvassed the return of schools to the missionary as done in Anambra State by former Governor, Peter Obi, saying it would help restore value to the system.
Explaining that it would also encourage investment in the sector by individuals and organisations, Nwosu urged Southeast governors to emulate the former governor’s example and ensure that schools were returned to their original owners.
Nwosu made the call at a lecture titled, “Education, Intellectualism, Pursuit of Excellence and National Resurgence, “ at the 13th memorial lecture of Prof. Eni Njoku, who was the first indigenous Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka VC, on Friday. It was organised by the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Nsukka.
Lamenting what he described as loss of value in the system, Nwosu stated that such would continue as long as Nigerians refuse to invest in the system, stressing that there was no better way to encourage learning than the collective contribution of all.
He said:“Returning of these schools will restore direct investment by the owners of these schools; south east is blessed with people, who are hungry for education and learning. Our people will continue to be more brilliant, more resourceful and more eager to succeed because it is coded and embedded in our system.”
In a remark the Vice Chancellor of UNN, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba said the university had enduring tradition of immortalising men and women, who made outstanding contributions to the development of the university and the country