Why We Must Urgently Rejig Our Educational System – Fayemi

Fayemi: Why We Must Urgently Rejig Our Educational System
Fayemi

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, has asserted that the country’s educational system has to be quickly revised.

The Ekiti State Governor made this statement on Monday in Abuja at the formal launch of the innovation development and effectiveness in skill acquisition (IDEAS) programme.

The IDEAS project is run by the federal ministry of education in collaboration with the World Bank.

The World Bank is providing a $200 million credit facility for implementation to assist participating countries.

Benue, Edo, Ekiti, Kano, Abia, and Benue are the participating states.

Fayemi who was represented by Olabimpe Aderiye, Ekiti commissioner for education, science and technology, spoke on the topic, ‘Re-engineering the Nigerian Mind from White Collar to Blue Collar Enterprises.’

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Fayemi urged stakeholders in the sector to develop a new approach to education in the country.

“On a general note, education is an essential aspect of civilisation and it is an impetus for individual and societal growth and development,” he said.

“Therefore, no contemporary nation can toy with her educational system, because the educational system of a country will speak volumes about her progress.

“The educational system bequeathed to us by our colonial masters and the current system of education in Nigeria are gradually being overtaken by civilisation and technological advancement, manifesting in artificial intelligence, automation robotics and the like, thereby resulting in educational policy summersault and labour market congestion, with its attendant vices.

“Arising from this standpoint therefore, there is the urgent need to rejig our educational system to proffer solutions to the avalanche of challenges confronting us as a nation.

“It is high time we tackled the menace with strong determination for a paradigm shift from the white collar to the blue-collar enterprises,” he added.

Fayemi: Why we must urgently rejig our educational system

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