A former Vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo, has stressed the need for Nigeria to refocus its educational system to a value-driven system in order to address the challenges of unemployment and insecurity in the country
Sambo said this Saturday in his virtual goodwill message during the 22nd matriculation ceremony of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.
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He noted that with the destruction in the academic system by COVID-19 pandemic and the search for job opportunities, particularly in Africa, “our educational system must be value driven one.
“Educational value-driven system is imperative especially at this critical time when unemployment rate has continued to pose greater challenges to our existence as a nation,” he said.
He added that Nigeria must refocus her educational system to one that prepares students to create jobs rather than engaging in low paid job that add less value in a competitive world.
He suggested a move away from non-skills approach that create employees that cannot fit into complex jobs to employee with skills search to handle complex jobs and create opportunity for others.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, urged the students to shun cybercrimes, cultism and drug abuse among others as whoever is caught faces expulsion.