Shunting, the ‘Nigerian factor’ and tackling Corruption

In my previous post I indicated that I believed shunting was a big national challenge. My main thesis was that many people didn’t want to stay on the queue and this was contributor to corruption in our country. This weekend, I had an interesting exchange with two colleagues over breakfast which brought this subject to the …

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Towards quality university education in Nigeria

The debate on quality higher education, particularly University education in Nigeria appears to suggest that the delivery of quality education is solely the responsibility of the federal government; and the current state of the education sector is primarily a result of poor funding. There is no doubt that the federal government should play a major …

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On President Jonathan’s book drive and HE Policy

‘Bring back the book’ Is President Jonathan’s current book distribution in any way linked to the ‘bring back the book’ initiative or part of the Federal Government’s overall educational policy? Here is why I am asking. In late 2010 the President launched the ‘bring back the book’ (BBTB) initiative, a fantastic programme underscoring the imperative …

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Exploring Partnerships for improved Higher Education delivery

So I continue the series on cost effective measures through which Nigerian higher education institutions (HEIs) could improve the quality of education delivery, with a focus on: exploring partnerships. By partnerships I mean mutually beneficial relationships between HEIs and a range of external bodies, potentially the private sector, government institutions, other HEIs (locally and internationally), …

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A Nation in need of Leadership

I wrote in my 2009 memoir - Service my country, that 'Our country needs...leaders who are conscious of the future; who are not just satisfied with short-term gains.’ This re-echoes the widely quoted work of Chinua Achebe ‘the trouble with Nigeria’ in which he said the problem with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of …

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