The House of Representatives will on Tuesday hold a national summit on tertiary education with a view to providing solutions to the challenges facing the sector.
The summit, being organized under the Office of the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has the theme ‘Re-imagining Tertiary Education in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Solutions.’
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Lanre Lasisi, in Abuja on Monday, said the summit would begin Tuesday and end on Wednesday.
Dignitaries expected at the occasion include President Muhammadu Buhari, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, pro-chancellor and vice chancellors of some universities, notable academicians, among others.
The statement said discussions at the summit would centre around topics such as ‘Identifying and Implementing Pragmatic Approaches to Funding Public Tertiary Education in Nigeria,’ Considering Practical Options for a National Education Loan System for Students and ‘Avenues and Options for Transformative Public-Private Partnerships and Collaborations in Tertiary Education.’
Others are ‘Modernizing the Accreditation, Classification and Certification of Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education to Encourage Enrollment, Improve Training Outcomes and Enhance Employability,’ ‘Reforming Methods of Sanction, Investigation and Punishment to Prevent Academic Corruption as well as end Sexual Coercion and Harassment in Tertiary Institutions,’ among others.