Quality education crucial to nation building, says VC
The Vice Chancellor of Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State, Prof. Friday Ndubuisi, has said that poorly educated persons are involuntarily hamstrung when it comes to contributing their quota to nation building.
Speaking to The Guardian recently, Ndubuisi, a professor of philosophy said every human being has a responsibility to make meaningful contributions to the development of his or her immediate environment, and the readiness of each individual to discharge such obligations would greatly help induce societal development.
“It is when every single person does what is expected of him or her that a family, kindred, village, town, local council, senatorial district, state or even our country will begin to experience gradual sectoral transformation that will manifest in a cumulative development,” he stated.
Insisting that a person willingness to support societal development is largely determined by the standard, quality and functional education he or she has received, Ndubuisi said: “No matter how keen a person is to participate in nation building, if he or she is not adequately educated for the task under discourse, he or she will be unable to translate such desire into reality.”
He urged youths to channel their productive period into the acquisition of skills from formal and vocational training programmes, pointing out that such would enable them to cope with the complexities of career pursuit and nation building.
The vice chancellor, who is also a legal practitioner, stressed the need for educational institutions to constantly review their curricula so as to equip their graduates with the relevant skills to tackle complexities in the different theatres of human endeavour.
“Educational institutions especially the universities should take the lead in ensuring that people are properly trained to solve society’s problems. The different disciplines of Christopher University have been carefully designed to respond to this profound national challenge, Ndubuisi, a public policy expert stated.
The foundation disciplines of the school, which opened its doors to students on Friday November 25, 2016, include accounting and finance, business administration, economics. Others are psychology, political science, history and diplomatic studies, philosophy and languages among others.