By Ayo Ajayi
Nigeria Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has expressed the Federal Government’s commitment to bring back the children that are out of school to the classroom, saying all hands must be on deck to redesigning Nigerian education curriculum.
Osinbajo also described education as the most vital tool for the development of any nation, adding that it is the most powerful force for socio-economic change in the world.
The Vice President disclosed this on Thursday while delivering the 23rd Lagos State University Convocation Lecture titled, “Africa Centres of Excellence in African Universities: A Veritable Catalyst for Nation Building and Development”.
He posited that through improvement in learning and quality education, Nigerians could be lifted from abject poverty.
He said that centres of excellence must be an apex of the educational system and also build research collaboration to find a solution to regional challenges.
He also expressed the Federal Government’s commitment to collaborate with the University.
Professor Osinbajo emphasised the need for the nation to place more premium on girls’ education, saying education is the most powerful force of global change and also to promote economic growth.
According to the Vice President, on the average, girls are smarter than boys and any nation that does not educate girls will ruin itself.