The Foundation for Academic Excellence says it has concluded plans to partner with foreign agencies to grant scholarships to Nigerian postgraduate students.
Mr Samuel Macaulay, the founder of the Foundation, made this known during a Public Awareness Seminar in Ota, Ogun on Wednesday.
The theme of the seminar was: “How Nigeria Can Provide Findings for Postgraduate Students’’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the foundation was established in 2014 to provide scholarships for Nigerian postgraduate students within and outside the country.
Macaulay said the foundation would partner UNESCO, USAID, and the MacArthur Foundation to grant scholarships to Nigerian postgraduate students.
According to him, the major challenge facing the nation is the inability to integrate its researches into national development, as well as attracting technology into the country.
“Technological transfer can only be possible in a nation where there is sound education.
“Lack of administration for our researches has hindered national development in the country.
“We need to develop the culture of doing researches if the nation wants to achieve sustainable national development.’’
Macaulay, however, implored the private sector to partner with the Federal Government in investing in the nation’s educational system.
He said that China was one of the fastest growing countries because it invested a large chunk of money in its educational system.