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Minister of education in Nigeria
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu , has
called for a reassessment of the curriculum of tertiary
institutions in favour of vocational courses, noting that the
trend would infuse entrepreneurial skills in youths .
The minister maintained that such foundation would
reduce hunger and unemployment in the country.
Adamu said this in Uyo , capital of Akwa Ibom State , on
Monday during the unveiling of the United Nations Reading
The UN Reading Hub , our correspondent gathered , is
under the auspices of the United Nations Association of
the University of Uyo and it was adopted by the Africa
Youth Movement .
Adamu , represented by the Vice Chancellor , UNIUYO, Prof
. Enefiok Essien, said that Nigeria had been vigorously
pursuing a skill- based education and entrepreneurial
He added that less attention should be given to the
acquisition of degrees , diplomas and certificates .
“ With quality and rounded education , we will be sure of a
change that will bring about a timely actualisation of all the
17 Sustainable Development Goals by the designated year
of 2030 .
“ With proper education , individuals will have more
entrepreneurial skills . This will eradicate or at least reduce
poverty, which is the goal number one in SDG . This will
lead to zero hunger , peace , justice and strong institutions,
” he said .
The VC in his remarks described the partnership as
unprecedented. Also , noting that the United Nations
Reading Hub was the first of its kind in Nigeria , he said , “
The reading hub is conceived as a one – stop resource
centre for news, notices , appointments, opportunities ,
circulars , conventions , protocols, treaties , instruments
and , in short, all up to date materials and information by
the UN .
“ The vast information bank will not only benefit students
and staff of UNIUYO , but also the knowledge seeking
public who will have the opportunity to come into the
university library for research . ”