Fund Education For Accelerated National Development, Academic Scholars Tell FG, Others

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Moses Ossai
Moses Ossai

, others call for Educational funding  For Accelerated National Development

at all levels and the private sector have been told to fund education, especially, at the tertiary level as the most sustainable option for accelerated national development.

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This was contained in a
communiqué issued at the end of the 1st National Conference of the Directorate of UNIBEN Degree Programme of
College of Education, Mosogar, Ethiope West LGA, in collaboration with the
Faculty of Education, University of Benin, held from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020.

The communique which was signed by Dr. , Chairman, Local Organizing Committee and Dr Nathaniel Ethe, Director, UNIBEN Affiliate Degree Programme, College of Education, Mosogar, also called for the introduction/accreditation of more innovative academic programmes in our tertiary institutions, consistent staff training to enhance professionalism and improved remunerations and support to avoid brain drain.

It also seeks to discourage students from joining secret cults
through constant interaction, counselling and advocated zero tolerance for corruption and other
social vices such as examination malpractice and
sexual abuse.

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The conference with the theme: “Emerging Issues in Tertiary Education in Nigeria: Perspectives and Prospects”, further seeks to identify the problems of the dwindling education in the country as well as proffers solution that could help address development challenges of our tertiary institutions as a driver of national socio-economic and political growth.

The three renowned university dons, Prof. E.O.S Iyamu, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Dr D.D. Whawo, Director of Academic Planning, Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbarha-Otor and Prof Mon Nwadiani, Faculty of Education, UNIBEN, who presented lead papers at the conference, all acceded to the fact that tertiary education is the hub of nation-building, as well as national growth
and development, remarking that countries that have
been able to create and maintain an  and functional tertiary education system are
distinguished in the area of science and technology, in addition to making relatively fast progress in all
indicators of social and economic growth and development.

The trio informed the participants that tertiary education is the real and most reliable solution to the problem of underdevelopment that currently bedevils Nigeria and other African countries.

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