Education: Panacea To Poverty- Osinbajo Tells African Govts

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Former Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said African Countries must invest heavily in education to break the yoke of poverty, inequality and crimes.

Professor Osinbajo also believes that investing in youths would help the region to become a force to reckon with in the comity of nations.

The former Nigerian Vice President was speaking during a virtual dialogue with the theme EdTech for Transforming Education in Nigeria organised by UNESCO on Thursday.

According to Professor Osinbajo, educating the youth is critical to national development as nothing meaningful can be achieved without the input of young people who need to step up to their roles as catalyst of change.

The former Nigerian Vice President was of the opinion that it was time the voices of the youths be heard as they will be a driving force to some of the most pressing challenges facing the African continent.

He stressed that education remains the pillar of better health outcomes and solutions to myriads of challenges facing the continent and its time to acknowledge its profound impact on social change and youth empowerment.

Prof Osinbajo explained that the youths have now become more responsive and are beginning to participate, become leaders in education policy-making, as well as own educational policies and become architects of their own educational journeys.

Prof Osinbajo noted that with large numbers of out-of-school children in Africa particularly Nigeria, the initiative by UNESCO and EdTech will help contextualize the specific skills that young people require to revolutionize education in Africa.

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