Africa: Let’s focus on sci & tech education – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said education in Africa should focus on science, technology and entrepreneurial development to help push for faster development of the continent...


Former President John Dramani Mahama has said education in Africa should focus on science, technology and entrepreneurial development to help push for faster development of the continent.

This, he explained, should not mean a neglect of the humanities and philosophical discourse, which are essential for the generation and exchange of ideas.

Speaking at the 23rd Convocation Lecture of the Lagos State University, Nigeria, Mr Mahama said: “African universities, as centres of excellence, must provide the generation of visionary leadership that is needed for the economic transformation of Africa.”

Mr Mahama, who chaired the lecture delivered by Nigeria’s Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on ‘Africa Centres of Excellence in African Universities: A Veritable Catalyst for Nation Building and Development’, also called for academic autonomy for African universities if they are to serve as centres of excellence.

Vice-President Osinbajo said the time has come for universities in Africa to be at the forefront of building research and collaborating to find lasting solutions to the myriad challenges confronting the continent.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



Related Posts

Bawumia’s full EMT town hall speech

Man gets tens of thousands of birthday calls after sons post his phone number on billboards

Ghana may auction Eurobonds with or without final IMF review

Judge questions 1-yr delay in prosecuting man who set 11-yr-old boy ablaze

Muntari joins Spanish side Albacete on one-year deal

Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy granted bail

Asamoah Gyan ditches Afcon 2019, retires

Okponglo flooded by Monday donwpour

Leave a reply
your email address will not be published

Featured Posts

Asamoah Gyan ditches Afcon 2019, retires


N/R: GASIP engages smallholder farmers to boost productivity


'Stop bastardising EC; why didn't you raise hacking concerns when Charlotte Osei was in office'


Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy granted bail


1% GDP to go into research – Osafo-Maafo


Methodist Girls' SHS wins 2019 World ROBOFEST competition


'Stop bastardising EC; why didn't you raise hacking concerns when Charlotte Osei was in office'


N/R: GASIP engages smallholder farmers to boost productivity


Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy granted bail


1% GDP to go into research – Osafo-Maafo


'Stop bastardising EC; why didn't you raise hacking concerns when Charlotte Osei was in office'


1% GDP to go into research – Osafo-Maafo


Methodist Girls' SHS wins 2019 World ROBOFEST competition


Methodist Girls' SHS wins 2019 World ROBOFEST competition