BY DAYO ADESULU
An expert has stated that in order for Nigeria to meet the vision 20:2020 on education, it must put quality education in the front burner by focusing on global standard.
Speaking with journalists at Ikeja, the Managing Director, Banquaires-SMS Consultants Nigeria Ltd, Dr Felix Adeduro said: “How can we actualise Vision 20:2020 without putting education in the front burner? To achieve this, Nigeria must connect with global education institution that has all it takes to impact our students. So that when they go, they can learn what it takes to change the system when they come back.”
According to him, development of education is a conscious process of policy formulation, noting that it is not by formulating a policy today and changing it tomorrow.
Adeduro who stated that there must be a conscious process of development in our education policies explained that development is a coordinated process.
He said, if a nation is developing, you must see it on the people, especially in human capacity adding that not everyone will be privileged to go to Harvard University but there are good alternatives in the world. Adeduro who specifically pointed out Amity University, India said the school is of high standard, disclosing that Amity University is another platform like what obtains in Harvard. He said, “It is Industry focus and technological driven.”
To buttress his point, he provided that Amity is spread over 110 acres, 2000 student capacity on-campus hostel and 19 inter-disciplinary practice, research and outreach centre. He added that the University which has berthed in Nigeria is ranked number one private university in India.