By Dayo Adesulu & Levinus Nwabughiogu
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has called on stakeholders in the education sector to evolve better teaching and learning techniques that will address contemporary challenges confronting societies in modern times.
Prof. Osinbajo stated this yesterday while receiving a delegation from the West African Examination Council, WAEC, led by its chairperson, Dr Evelyn Kandakai, at the Presidential Villa.
WAEC holds its 65th annual meeting in Abuja today.
Also present at the meeting with the Vice President were the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah.
Osinbajo said: ‘’Lately, it has become obvious that we have to make more of our young people to be more entrepreneurial in their approach to everything.
‘’It is interesting that we have found ourselves, especially those of us in this part of the world at this time, trying very hard to work out educational systems that are relevant to our people.
“Obviously our initial contributions in this sector were inherited from colonial times but it is becoming more evident that we must chart our own course in education and I know that it is a challenge that we face regularly.”
He said the focus of educators should be on “the kind of subjects, and the kind of teachings that challenge critical thinking and being creative, thinking out of the box.”
The Vice President added that “it is even more so now than ever before with technology. There is a need for us to meet the requirements of our people.”