Covenant University recently hosted captains of industry with the general objective of harmonizing Industry/Academic partnership for national development. The luncheon was a strategic approach to finding a lasting solution to the challenges of quality education and nation building. Many a time, the focus has been on the University to chart a pathway for national growth, development and breakthroughs in politics, industry, commerce, science and technology.
At Covenant University, we realize that sectional discourse will not do much beyond highlighting the problems and proffering theoretical solutions. Covenant University is out to champion the desired change and hence the involvement of the industries across the globe in our partnership drive.
From time past, education or quality education has been the bedrock of nation-building. Thus, there is a direct relationship between educational development and national development or well-being. This is evident from the countries wherein world-class universities are domiciled (Examples abound in the 1st and 2nd world countries). For Nigeria and indeed Africa to belong to this league, concerted efforts must be made by our Universities towards massive investments in Research and Development for nation- building.
Like in most developed economies, the higher education institutions are expected to be the engine room for national development. Home-grown technologies/solutions are the only way out of the current socio-political and economic crisis of the developing nations of the world. The areas of concern include:
- The Insurgency
- The Transportation
- The Political/Electoral
- The Economic/Unemployment
- The Power/Electricity
- The Technological
- The Educational
- The Food Security