In pursuant to the upcoming national West African Examination (WAEC) in the country, the federal government of Nigeria received delegations from the national examination body, the West African Examination (WAEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Chairperson of the national examination body, Dr. Evelyn Kandakai expressed their appreciation to the federal government for their support to the educational system in Nigeria and the youth empowerment program of the federal government.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) in addressing the at the gathering, receiving national delegation from the West African Examination Council (WAEC), led by its chairperson, Dr Evelyn Kandakai, at the 65th annual meeting.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), called on educational stakeholders in the country to evolve better teaching skills and learning techniquees that will address contemporary challenges confronting societies in modern times.
Also present at the meeting with the Vice President were the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah. Osinbajo said:
‘’Lately, it has become obvious that we have to make more of our young people to be more entrepreneurial in their approach to everything.
‘’It is interesting that we have found ourselves, especially those of us in this part of the world at this time, trying very hard to work out educational systems that are relevant to our people.
“Obviously our initial contributions in this sector were inherited from colonial times but it is becoming more evident that we must chart our own course in education and I know that it is a challenge that we face regularly.” He said the focus of educators should be on
“the kind of subjects, and the kind of teachings that challenge critical thinking and being creative, thinking out of the box.”
The Vice President added that “it is even more so now than ever before with technology. There is a need for us to meet the requirements of our people.”