Nile University hosted the Global Dialogue Series—Nigeria Edition on December 7, 2017. The event had representatives from the British Council of Nigeria, University of Sussex, The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the National Universities Commission in what proved an exciting, interactive, and highly educative session.
This series’ topic for deliberation was “Vision 2030: The role of Transformative Education and Sustainable Partnerships.” Leading the discussion was a panel comprised of four experts; two Nile University professors and a representative each, from the British Council of Nigeria and University of Sussex respectively.
Important issues discussed included;
- the gap between things taught in the classroom and real world/job market requirements, making it imperative for schools to produce graduates who are critical thinkers.
- the need for schools to embrace interdisciplinary studies as opposed to the increasingly obsolete practice of putting everything into a box (e.g. a science student is not expected to know anything about History, Economics, etc.)
At the end of the panel discussions, the floor was open to questions and comments from the members of the audience already chomping at the bit to contribute their quota to the discussion with thought-provoking questions and insightful comments.