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Jonathan calls for recalibration of Nigeria’s educational system

A former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has called for the recalibration of the nation’s educational system to focus more on technology and innovation.

Jonathan made the call during the Founder’s Day Colloquium to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Igbinedion University, established on May 10, 1999, as Nigeria’s premier private university.

The former President described the focus on acquiring only certificates as damaging to the economy.

He stressed that the attitude should be discouraged by emphasising knowledge and skills acquisition to produce graduates that would pilot the economy.

“I want to congratulate the founder of this university and say that because of the success of the university, successive governments gave licences to other private universities to operate.

“There is always resistance when one starts something new, but with your commitment and dedication, your efforts in the last 25 years are commendable.

“All founders of private universities in Nigeria need to celebrate you for opening the door for them,” NAN quoted him as saying.

According to him, Nigeria needs to recalibrate its educational system, right from the primary school level to produce people who are technologically savvy to pilot the economy.

Jonathan calls for recalibration of Nigeria’s educational system

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