Traditional Ruler Urges Govt To Include Entrepreneurship, ICT In School Curriculum

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By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse

The Galadima of Dutse in Jigawa State, Alhaji Bashir Muhammadu Sanusi has called on governments at all levels to include ICT  and entrepreneurship in school curriculums. 

Sanusi made the call at  the 10th graduation ceremony of Golden Light School, Sabuwar Takur Layout,  Dutse in Jigawa State.

“To conform with the present times challenges, our schools syllabus must encompass ICT and other science related subjects as our wards are in dire need of such education to equip them to become competent doctors, engineers, technicians and computer experts in future for our growth and development,” he stressed.

He lamented the poor standard of  education  in Nigeria, maintaining that there is need for holistic approach, public participation and to complement government’s efforts in developing educational system.
Sanusi noted that  past and present administrators are vast in administrative knowledge due to  good educational background they acquired during the colonial times.

Earlier in his remarks,  the guest speaker, Professor Okoli from University of Abuja, said that  ICT and entrepreneurship  is the key to economic prosperity, adding that skills acquisition are steps to economic empowerment. “As the world moves faster, we must strive hard in meeting the  challenges of time, for us to be able to move forward with modern innovation of learning in the areas of science and technology,” he advised.

He charged the graduands not  to rely on white collar jobs, urging them to embrace skills acquisition.
 Also speaking, the proprietress of the  school, Mrs Justina E. Chira advised the graduands  not to allow selfish interests  stain their integrity, urging them  to be kind and also be  ambassadors of Nigeria.

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