NID Programs and the Innovative Enterprise Institutions in Nigeria – 30

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Word for Policy Makers

The primary premise for establishing IEIs and VEIs is for trainees to be self-employed and employ others. However, entrepreneurs would certainly get to a point where they’d feel there are greater heights to attain in learning and development. This is where policy makers in the country must wake up now by making industries work. Before NID products start to think of university as the next level, there should be functioning large industries to train them for mass production, international service delivery, and mass exportation of products and services.

Domestic industrialization will birth a more vibrant entrepreneur-dependent economy. Otherwise, the incursion of imported goods and services would continue to frustrate entrepreneurs and restrictive policy on importation would only heighten inflation. If this laudable education policy would be sustainable, it must be backed-up by massive industrialization effort.

More industrial and professional establishments should be encouraged to participate in Technical Vocation Education and Training (TVET). The culture of hoarding knowledge and skill is anti-progressive. Industries can improve their capacity to annihilate the importation of finished goods if they participate in training manpower to enhance production and supply.

Government should not allow universities and polytechnics to hijack this program, we’ve seen all they had to offer. However, IEIs should be incentivized, so they’ll be committed to actualizing the big picture and seldom making it business as usual.


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  11. The Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigeria Certificate in Education & National Diploma Awarding Institutions. Presentation by Prof Is-haq O. Oloyede – August, 2017.

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