By Akeem Abas
Ibadan – Prof. Kola Oloke, the Vice Chancellor of Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, has urged the Federal Government to convene a stakeholders meeting to repackage the nation’s education curriculum.
Oloke gave the advice on Wednesday at a debate and quiz competition organised for secondary schools in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition was organised by PCU in conjunction with DOHAL, the humanitarian arm of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries.
Oloke said that the Federal Government should saddle the stakeholders with the responsibility of repackaging the curriculum in consonance with the present day reality.
He said there was the need for government to place premium on acquisition of practical skills as against paper qualifications.
The vice chancellor said that PCU was making conscious efforts at de-emphasising paper qualifications by ensuring students of the university were professionally trained in the courses of their choice.
Oloke added that this would make the students relevant to themselves and the society after graduation.
NAN reports that Stars Comprehensive College, Everbest College and Sunshine College won the first, second and third prizes respectively in the quiz category.
The first, second and third prizes in the debate category were won by Seed of Life, Kings and Queens College and Olive Branch College respectively.
NAN also reports that the programme was attended by hundreds of students from different secondary schools in Ibadan.