Rethinking University Education in Nigeria – Ladipo Adamolekun

November 16, 2014

Iju Public Affairs Forum, Nigeria

This paper is another on how university education can be improved in Nigeria.

The first in the Iju Public Affairs (IPAF) series on education was delivered at the John Ayo Babalola University in January 2013, and has been widely received by visitors to my old blog – where it attracted 2,460 views.

Rethinking University Education in Nigeria
was delivered to the Editorial Board at [Nigeria’s] Vanguard newspapers, and is meant to contribute to the ongoing discourse on the poor state of tertiary education in Nigeria.

Ladipo Adamolekun. Credit: IPAF Library

Rethinking University Education in Nigeria (1)

Ladipo Adamolekun, an alumnus of Ibadan and Oxford Universities, is an independent scholar, a retired Professor of Public Administration (Obafemi Awolowo University) after which he worked at The World Bank for many years before retiring as a Lead Public Sector Management Specialist some years ago.

Adamolekun, a recipient of the merit-based academic Nigeria National Merit Award – Nigeria’s highest national prize for academic and intellectual attainment” – is one of Africa’s leading authority on Politics and Public Administration.

The [Ladipo Adamolekun] Iju Public Affairs Forum, IPAF, is based within a purpose-built public library aimed to contribute to scholarship at universities in Ekiti and Ondo States which are all within 40 miles of Iju in Akure North, hometown of Adamolekun. The library is geared towards supplementing meager resources for post-graduate students at the state universities AND a Federal University at Akure, is based.

The IPAF Library and the first Forum meeting took place in February 2006 at which Professor Bankole Omotoso travelled from his South Africa base to deliver the paper.



Sunday, November 16, 2014. 7.00 p.m. [GMT]

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