Ezekwesili advocates for a strong education system in Nigeria
BY DUSTAN AGHEDO, Lagos
Former Nigerian Minister of Education and member of the Advisory Council of Nexford University, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has stressed the need for a strong education system that teaches character among other things, saying that such a system education would help the process of nation building and economic development.
She said so during the Nexford University graduation ceremony for the 200 Nigerian graduates of the Masters of Business Administration (MBA), in Lagos.
Ezekwesili noted that while the role of public-private partnership cannot be overstated in bridging this gap in the country’s education system, it will also address issues of access, relevance and quality where the technology will be deployed.
“Therefore, there needs to be a lot more money from the government as the regulator of education, the standard sectors, as well as the private sector, to support the kind of quality faculty that teaches the kinds of things that Nexford is capable of teaching,” Ezekwesili mentioned.
The national director of the university in Nigeria, Ms. Olamidun Majekodunmi, said that after meeting Nexford founder and CEO, Fadl Al Tarzi, the idea of having the university’s online MBA was conceived there. five years ago to meet the needs of international MBA applicants, where learners progress based on mastery of
skills, achieve affordable, high-quality learning, and be adequately prepared specifically for today’s world.