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Bridge curriculum, industry need gap – LCCI

The Education Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a conference to address the growing disparity between school curricula and industry needs in Africa, specifically Nigeria.

A statement made available to The PUNCH on Tuesday said the African International Education Conference had the theme ‘Innovation, inclusion, collaboration for sustainable education.’

The CEO of POISE Nigeria, and Chairperson, LCCI, Education Group, Mrs Sokia Isibor, noted that the World Economic Forum predicted that at least 50 per cent of the workforce would need reskilling by 2025.

The conference had in attendance the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), University of Lagos, Prof. Ayodele Atsenuwa; Senior Education Specialist, World Bank Country Office, Dr Olatunde Adekola; President and Chairman of Council, LCCI, Mr Gabriel Idahosa; a former President of LCCI, Mrs Toki Mabogunje; Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Ministry of Education, Lagos State, Mr Tolani Sule, and others.

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