By Bukola Adama
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on Tuesday advocated the review of the country’s school curriculum with emphasis on Human Capital Development.
The Governor who dropped the hint while receiving the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigeria Universities at the Government House, Ilorin, maintained that the curriculum review should include emphasis on practical approach in driving innovations.
The governor, who expressed reservations over the standard of the nation’s education, hinged the problem on policies somersault over the years.
Ahmed also raised the alarm over funding of education, stressed that the way the country’s education is being bankrolled is not sustainable.
He explained that funding of education requires national attention in terms of review and restructuring for future purposes.
The governor also maintained that concerted efforts are needed to drive education at all levels particularly basic education.
He submitted that leaving funding of basic education to local governments would amount to sitting on keg of gunpowder.
He, however, said the theme of their conference, “21st century education in Nigeria; its prospects and challenges” is very critical at this time.
The Chairman, Association of Vice Chancellor of Nigeria Universities(AVCNU), Prof Depo Adeyewa had in his remarks told the governor that they were in the state for the 36th conference of the association.
He told the governor that 153 Vice Chancellors converged on Kwara State University, Malete to proffer lasting to the country’s educational system.
He therefore, praised the state for its efforts and support at ensuring that the state university run an uninterrupted calendar since its establishment.