Written by on January 18, 2022

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila believes the current constitutional provision where the educational qualification for elective offices is pegged at secondary school certificate should be increased.

The Speaker made the comment while delivering a paper titled ‘Building Back Better: Creating A New Framework For Tertiary Education In Nigeria In The 21st Century’ at the 52nd Convocation of the University of Lagos on Monday.

The Speaker said he is of the opinion that the foundations of Nigeria’s educational system are still rooted in a different age.

Gbajabiamila bemoaned a situation where despite the change around the globe, Nigeria has not done enough in government, the academia, and society to adjust its education and skills acquisition system to meet these new realities.

The Speaker was delighted that despite the disruption of the educational system in the country and elsewhere occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, UniLag was the first public tertiary institution to adopt virtual learning.

He advocated close collaboration between educational institutions and the organized private sector to have a better system.

Seun Fakorede

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