By TERYIMA ANDREW-
The Vice Chancellor University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, has challenged Nigerian politicians to equip themselves educationally as a means of engendering qualitative leadership as Democrats.
“Education is presumed to be a necessary tool that can deal with the myriad of issues confronting democracy on Nigeria as is the case with the other countries of the world.”
Prof. Maimako observed that “this can permeate the society and help redress or ameliorate the poor Democratic attitude of the citizenry.”
The Vicce Chancellor gave the charge on Wednesday, at the 13th annual conference of the Association of Sociologist of Education in Nigeria, ASEN holding at the university of Jos; entittled “education and enduring democracy in Nigeria.”
The Vice Chancellor university of Jos, was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration Prof Grey Ejikeme, a professor of sociology.
He tasked participants of the 3day ASEN national conference to research toward changing the narrative. Participants are drawn from across Nigeria.
“I therefore wish to enjoin you (ASEN) to diligently search through a very robust discussion session with desire to unearth the principles and methods of Democracy that can help to improve on its leadership style.”
According to the Vice Chancellor the
University of Jos has reposition it facilities and manpower for better education of it students.
“Our university has embarked on a deliberate efforts to improve on the facilities at faculty of Education in order to enhance it capacity in service delivery.”
Earlier, Speaker of the Plateau state house of assembly Ayuba Nunhu Abok, had in an address during the opening ceremony said the lack of tourism was diminishing cultural values.
The Plateau Speaker assured the gathering that the 9th Plateau assembly shall mandate the executive to address decay in the tourism sector.
On his part, founder, Association of Sociologist Education of Nigeria (ASEN), a former Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Prof. Claudius Daramola, in an interview with Journalists, said the aim of the association have been achieved by ensuring that qualitative education is been imparted on up coming Nigerian youth.
Prof Daramola however blamed rising cases of social vises to lack of proper parental care.
According to him, most Nigerian parents have abandoned their parental responsibility to school teachers and lecturers, hence the rising mennance of social-vises.