Why Nigeria’s Progress is Hindered — Duke, Gana

Why Nigeria's Progress is Hindered — Duke, Gana | Daily Report Nigeria

Former Cross River State Governor Donald Duke, and ex-Minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana have opined that Nigeria’s progress is being hindered by the lack of emphasis on education.

Duke, and Gaba believed that concerted efforts are not being made to retain the country’s best minds, who could contribute to its greatness.

The duo made the remarks at the public presentation of Prof Steve Okecha’s book, “The Nigerian University System: Downswings and Way Forward“, in Lagos.

Duke, who chaired the occasion, lamented that education has taken a backseat, resulting in the nation’s failure to advance globally.

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He criticized the political class for neglecting education and instead sending their children to study abroad, leading to cultural disconnection.

Gana, the keynote speaker, stressed the need to encourage and retain top talent in Nigeria’s university system to drive progress.

He stated that investing in human resources and faculty development is crucial for academic excellence and national development.

Both Duke and Gana commended Okecha for his insightful book and emphasized the importance of prioritizing education to secure a brighter future for Nigeria.


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