One of Nigeria’s Premier Private Universities, Igbinedion University in Okada, Edo state has collaborated with the Center for African American Research Studies (CAARS) in pioneering an initiative aimed at repositioning Africa’s tertiary education for global leadership.
According to the Nation Newspaper, with the theme “Right placing African Tertiary Educational Institutions for Global Leadership”, the event was held at the Prof. Idris AbubakarAuditorium at the National Universities Commission (NUC) office in Abuja.
The platform was designed to be an interactive forum for African academics, policymakers, professionals, private sector players and research institutions to discuss ways to develop African education.
Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, stressed on the need for advanced technology-given tertiary institutions in Africa at large.
He also emphasized the need for a review of existing protocols and conventions, pointing out that each country needed to take into consideration its peculiar environment before approaching others for collaboration.
Others at the event include: CAARS Director-General, Dr. Nnamdi Nwaodu, chairman of Tertiary Education Committee and TETFund in House of Representatives, Hon. Suleiman Goro, Chief of Army Staff, represented by Major-Gen L.F Abdullahi, VC of University of Uyo, Professor Enefiok Essien (SAN) and Dr. D. Mark.
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