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NESA educational conference to address national economy


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The Nigerian Economic Students Association (NESA), Nile University of Nigeria (NUN) chapter, has assured that its 2017 educational conference will radically address pressing economic issues confronting the country.

Its President, Aishatu Kabir, in a statement made available to The Guardian, said the conference, themed “The Nigerian Economy: Way Forward,” will feature intellectual discourse on economic issues.

He said the recent turn of events economically in the country, prompted the choice of the topic, which will be extensively discussed by notable individuals in the country.


He said NUN realises that one of the hallmarks of any good educational institution is its ability to forge a unique synergy between academia, industry, and the society, thus empowering its students to hold and participate in conferences.

He said, “Considering recent turn of events in the country, the summit seeks to address the pressing economic issues challenging our development. Students are also encouraged to think of causes and solutions to these issues. The theme was deliberately broad to encourage students to choose any sub-topic of their choice ranging from microeconomics to macroeconomics and others.

“Vice Chancellor of our institution, Prof. Husein Sert, former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Olanrewaju Suleiman, representatives from the World Bank, Jariya Hoffman, IMF Senior Country Resident, Gene Leon and African Development Bank Country Director, Dr. Ousmane Dore, among others will be key speakers are the event.”

Explaining that the conference would be comprehensive and open to all Nigerian students, he said, “This initiative came about after attending a series of conferences and realising that students have little or no understanding of what is going on. There is no interest and no concentration.

“We then found out that most themes, sub topics and matters related to conferences where usually not at the level of undergraduate students and we then decided to have a student conference. This would enable students participate, understand and prepare themselves for other educational aspects of their lives. It would also teach students the art of research work, boost their CV’s and qualifications and broaden thinking capacities.


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