Shekarau to open national education forum
Education Minister Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau will open the National Higher Education Forum 2014 on September 22 in Abuja.
The forum, with the theme: Innovate and Lead, will hold at the International Conference Centre. It is a private sector-driven initiative designed to seek long-term, sustainable solutions to the challenges in Nigeria’s higher education.
The initiative was articulated by Sojourn Global Services, an idea, innovation and strategy company, in partnership with Tell Communications Limited, the publishers of TELL, Nigeria’s leading, authoritative news magazine.
Shekarau, who the organisers said has backed the event, will deliver the opening speech and the keynote address at the closing dinner.
Over 25 of Africa’s global thought leaders are expected to speak at the two-day forum. Those who have confirmed participation include: Webster University’s Chief of Office for Corporate Partnerships and the Dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Dr. Ola Akande; former Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji; Dean, Lagos Business School, Dr. Enase Okonedo; Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo-Stan Ekeh; University of Lagos (UNILAG) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahamon Bello; Chief Executive Officer, DV Worx, Femi Odugbemi and University of Ibadan (UI) former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, among others.
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