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The House of Representatives has announced that the national summit on tertiary education reform will commence from November 22 to 23

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, made the announcement on Monday while addressing members who had just returned from a recess.

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Gbajabiamila stated that the national summit, titled ‘Reimagining Tertiary Education in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions,’ will bring about solutions to the nation’s tertiary education sector’s challenges.

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“The house is still committed to completing its legislative agenda in all priority areas

“As part of that effort, the house will convene a national summit on tertiary education reform

“The summit is an opportunity to begin the long overdue national conversation about the future of public tertiary education in Nigeria

“Scholars, tertiary education administrators, and local and international stakeholders, have been invited to submit papers on the summit’s theme,” he noted

The Speaker also stated that the house is committed to making decisions that would provide a better educational structure for the youths in the country.

“The most consequential decisions we make in government are those that will ensure the vast population of young people in our country are educated and adequately equipped to participate productively in the modern global economy.

“To achieve this, we must ask and answer complex questions about the operating structure of our public tertiary institutions, sustainable funding, education quality, and access.”

Gbajabiamila urged lawmakers to participate in the crucial national conversation so that experience and expertise can inform the summit’s policy recommendation.

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