Educating for employability

Wednesday 15 October 2014 -
10:30 to 23:59
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

About

As part of British Council commissioned research into the role of universities in preparing graduates for employment, a series of conversations have been held with policy-makers, organisations and individuals concerned about the skills levels of young Nigerians entering the workforce.  These young people need the right employability skills to prepare them for the work environment and thus enable them to make the maximum contribution to Nigeria’s economic growth and to take their place as citizens in a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria. 

This symposium is designed to give academics space to talk at a practice level how they can promote employability.

This symposium is organised in partnership with the University of Ibadan with participants being drawn from various universities. The British Council's Director of Education and Society, Dr Jo Beall, will be attending the event.

Aims

To share best practice on how universities can create learning environments that enable students to develop 21st Century Employability Skills

Keynote speakers

Emeritus Professor Pai Obanya, Chairman of the Board of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Professor S.O. Adedeji, Professor of Education and Management, University of Ibadan

Contact

For further information please contact anthony.chukwuma@ng.britishcouncil.org.