JUST FOR THE RECORDS…THE WEALTH AND POVERTY OF A NATION: WHO WILL RESTORE THE DIGNITY OF NIGERIA? – OBY EZEKWESILI (PART1)

CHOP ALONE UNLIMITED

 JUST FOR THE RECORDS...THE WEALTH AND POVERTY OF A NATION: WHO WILL RESTORE THE DIGNITY OF NIGERIA? – OBY EZEKWESILI (PART1) Ezekwesili

Mrs. Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Solid Minerals and of Education, delivered this keynote paper at the 42nd convocation of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Thursday, 24th 2013.

Protocols
I am hugely delighted to return to my alma mater the great and only University of Nigeria to speak at your 42nd convocation. Twenty eight years ago I sat just like you those of you who are part of the graduating Class of 2013; excited by my graduation. It was 1985 and I was very privileged to be one of the then only 3% of our own youthful population that had the opportunity of a university education. Today, you are still fortunate to be one of the yet paltry 4.3% of your own youthful generation with an opportunity for university education. For Nigeria that percentage does not compare favorably with 37.5% for Chile 33.7% for Singapore 28.2% for Malaysia, 16.5%…

View original post 1,946 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s