Bingham VC tasks African universities on entrepreneurship education
The Vice Chancellor of Bingham University, Prof. William Qurix, has urged African universities to adopt entrepreneurship education as a means to adapt to the post-COVID-19 era.
.This is contained in a statement by the university’s Director of Public Affairs , Daburi Misal.
Speaking at the Second Global Annual Meeting of the Forum For Innovation in African Universities University of Wolverhampton, UK ,highlighted some achievements made by Nigerian Universities, particularly the proposed review of curriculum by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in which entrepreneurship education was being emphasised .
.The conference which was hosted by the Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL), University of Wolverhampton brought together leaders of African Universities, academics, business and government officials from different parts of the world.
Qurix said that the theme of the conference was apt as it aligned with the emphasis on embedding entrepreneurship education in core curricula offered in African Higher education sector with a view to promoting economic development .
Also, speaking, the former NUC boss, Prof. Peter Okebukola, who examined the state of education in Africa pre and post-COVID, opined that African Universities were doing well but required more effort in adapting to post COVID challenges .
Okebukola, while proffering concrete solutions, called for adequate deployment of technology for use in all education sector.
Meanwhile, the Director, Centre For African Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Dr Paschal Anosike acknowledged the successes the centre had recorded, attributing this to include the inauguration of the forum.