Youth Policy Coordination, Job Creation and reaping the Demographic dividend

I share in this article my thoughts on a number of issues raised during the Youth Development Minister - Mr Inunwa Abdul-Kadir’s, appearance on AIT’s 90 Minutes programme. I also make some recommendations which I hope would be of value to the work of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development. Definition of Youth The National …

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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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On President Jonathan’s new PhD Scholarship Scheme

The President’s new initiative to support young first class students' study through to PhD level in some core disciplines (science, engineering and economics) at some of the world’s best Universities could be valuable in principle, as it could potentially contribute to the nation’s current higher education manpower, which in fact is the President’s main justification …

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