Professor Abiodun Adebayo, the Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, has said it would be foolish for Nigerians to wait for the West to develop Africa.
Adebayo stressed that the West was facing peculiar issues for which there were no immediate solutions when he spoke at the QS Africa Forum 2023, which had as its theme “Education Africa 2023 and Beyond: Sustainability and Social Impact in African Context” and was hosted by Covenant University.
He urged Africans to search within for answers, stating:
“The West have their problems. They have not finished solving them. So, they cannot come and solve Africa’s problems. If the Americans tell you they will come and solve Africa’s problems it will not work.
“Only Africans, Nigerians, Ghanaians, South Africans, etc. can solve their peculiar problems. Let us not always run to the West; we have what it takes here – the indigenous content that can help us begin to change our narratives as Africans.”
Adebayo explained the importance of Covenant and other African institutions participating in the QS rating by saying that the rating will provide feedback on the university’s products.
cc: Vanguard Ng