Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC), PriceWaterCooper (PWC), will lead other high-powered Nigerians to re-examine secondary and tertiary school curricula at the Second Annual Blossom Career & Entrepreneurship Summit holding between June 2nd and 3rd at The Haven, Ikeja, Lagos.
The summit, with the theme, ‘Curriculum Re-examination: Skills Opportunities and the Dilemma of Academic Ambitions’ is designed to close the wide gap between unemployable graduates that are yearly churned out of Nigerian tertiary institutions and harnessing abundant but untapped skill potentials in the country.
Leading the faculty to dissect the problems and proffer lasting solutions is Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede, the immediate past Secretary-General and Chief Executive of the Association of African Universities, and the Founding Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria who is billed to present a keynote speech on the topic “Global Job Crises: Curriculum Misfits, Reform Perspectives and Strategic Imperatives.”
Also delivering a keynote address titled: “Why The Private Sector Should Be Interested” is Mr. Uyi Akpata, Country Senior Partner for PWC, Nigeria and Regional Senior Partner for the West Market Area. His paper will, among others, give insights into the Cost of Retraining Misfit Recruits.
Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission, Barr. Ekpo Nta will speak on ‘Education Fraud in Nigeria; Character, Consequences and Panacea.’
Other participants expected at the summit convened by Best of the World include the Hon. Ministers of Education, the DG of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), directors of state ministries of education, PTAs, students of secondary and tertiary institutions, owners of schools, parents and CEOs of Nigerian and international organisations.