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Jun'17

A Symposium on Higher Education: Getting Our Universities Back On Track: CONVERSATION ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

A Symposium By The Ibadan School of Government & Public Policy in collaboration with Pan-African University Press Time: Monday, July 10, 2017, 10.00 am -5 pm Venue: Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Opposite Chapel of Resurrection *This is a public forum, and registration is not required Chief Convener: Professor Akin Mabogunje, CFR, CON, NNOM Chairman/Moderator: Professor Toyin Falola, Jacob and Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin and President, Consortium of Pan-African University Press Lead Speaker Prof. Femi Mimiko, mni Immediate Past Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University Lead Panelists Prof. Gabriel Ogunmola, ex-Chairman, Governing Council and current Chancellor, Lead City University, Ibadan Prof. Eghosa E Osaghae, Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, Chairman, Editorial Board, Premium Times and Senior Fellow, Centre for Democracy and Development Prof. Adebayo Okunade, immediate past Director, Centr..

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Oct'16

Ibadan School of Government: An Example in Public Policy Mainstreaming

“Government could be improved greatly if more emphasis is accorded the formulation and implementation of effective public policies that have direct bearing on the people. Any system of government that intends to impact on the lives of the people should set mechanisms that bring about better governance through policies directed at the welfare and wellbeing of the people,” Professor Mike Kwanash, a public policy analyst, told THISDAY in an enquiry for this article. “In Nigeria, the citizens’ aspirations towards better government impact could be better realised if we return to our public policy mechanism. Formulation of these policies should not be the exclusive reserve of government, but governments could involve the private sector, as obtainable in other advanced climes.” In an era marked by poor national productivity as a fallout from the dearth of articulated public policies, the need to have institutions clearly dedicated to making government work for the benefit of the governed be..

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Sep'16

Made in Nigeria: A Dream or Possibility

The Nigerian development predicament has so many dimensions from which one can begin to unpack its meaning and solutions. But there is only one way Nigerians experience all these dimensions of economic disarticulation and policy incoherence: extreme suffering. This suffering is aggravated by the indices of our development dilemma—jobless growth phenomenon, infrastructural deficit, illiteracy, unemployment, zero-level poverty, income inequality, very low mortality, institutional crisis, and so many more. Understanding the implication of Nigeria’s development predicament is theoretical, but alleviating the sufferings of Nigerians requires, as a first condition, a mix of theoretical and experiential understanding of what has gone wrong and how the elements of positive development can be put together in an enabling policy framework that will deliver the dividends of democratic governance to the Nigerian citizens. We need to first understand, for example, why government policies fail to de..

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Sep'16

Implementation Remains Nigeria’s Only Problem, Says Mabogunje

Eminent Professor of History, Akin Mabogunje, on Wednesday observed that Nigeria was full of people of ideas and good policies, but that its leaders lacked the ability of implementation for the development of its citizenry. Mabogunje, who is the Chairman of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) established by former Permanent Secretary in the Communication Ministry, Dr. Tunji Olaopa, said this in Ibadan at the inauguration of the 34-member Public Policy Group, a think tank of academics, egg heads, captains of industries, with the objective of forming policies for the government to turn around the fortune of the country. He said that there was the need for government and all stakeholders in the socio-economic development to prioritise on areas requiring urgent attention for policy development and articulation, while lamenting the rising trend of restlessness and security breaches were offshoots of bad policies and inability to implement good ones. According to Mab..

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Sep'16

Ibadan school inaugurates public policy group

THE Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) yesterday inaugurated its Public Policy Group (PPG), a think-tank that will serve as the flagship of the institution in delivering innovation in public policy growth. The PPG is a multi-disciplinary group that drew experts from all areas of development to analyse, evaluate and monitor existing policies with a view to generating better ideas for the country’s policy architecture. Inaugurating the group, the ISGPP Executive Vice Chairman, Dr. Tunji Olaopa, explained that democratic governance is founded on right commitment to policy articulation, formulation and implementation backed by the weight of the state’s administrative apparatuses. But he lamented that Nigeria’s democratic credential is undermined by a serious growth deficit marked by high unemployment rate, bad infrastructural base, high crime rate, low literacy, very low human development statistics, galloping poverty level and insurgency, among others. He added that..

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Sep'16

Nigeria must consider separating education from science, technology —Prof Mabogunje

If Nigeria would experience economic growth and practical development, it must be ready to concentrate on a self-reliant and resilient economy through robust inventions and other intellectual property away from education. These were the words of the chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Ibadan School of Government and Public policy (ISGPP), Professor Akin Mabogunje, during the inauguration of the 32 -man Public Policy Group (PPG), at the conference hall of the institution, on Wednesday. Professor Mabogunje, who said the inauguration of the group cannot come at a better time, especially, given the current situation in the country, said that “there is clearly a glaring need for government and all relevant stakeholders in the socio-economic development to prioritise on areas requiring urgent attention for policy development and articulation.” “I have always been dismayed at the tendency in this country to align science and technology only with education without stressing their critic..

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Sep'16

Mabogunje, others chart path to better Nigeria

Chairman, Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP); Prof. Akin Mabogunje (left); former President, Nigerian Academy of Science, Prof. Gabriel Ogunmola and Executive Vice President, ISGPP, Dr. Tunji Olaopa at the inauguration of Public Policy Group of ISGPP in Ibadan…yesterday. PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM As Nigerians groan under the current economic recession, eminent scholar and economist, Prof. Akin Mabogunje yesterday tasked government and policy makers to look beyond mere policy formulation and focus on strategies of implementation. Mabogunje said while ideas and policies are not in short supply in the country, government lacks the strategies to ensure their implementation. He spoke with others at the inauguration of a Public Policy Group (PPG) of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP), a multidisciplinary think-tank group responsible for identifying key challenges in the nation and proffering suggestions. Mabogunje, who is the chairman of the schools’s..

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Jul'16

Buhari fighting symptoms of corruption not the disease -Bishop Hassan-Kukah

Bishop Mathew Hassan-Kukah of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto says the government is fighting the symptoms of corruption and not the disease. Hassan-Kukah made the disclosure at a programme organised by the Book Readers’ Club of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) in Ibadan on Tuesday. Corruption According to him, government is only fighting corrupt people and not corruption because corruption can only be fought if the nation’s institutions are strengthened. “Government should begin the fight against corruption from the institution, so that we will not continue to have the same result,’’ he said. He said that the fight against corruption would be meaningful if it could be tied to governance, noting that corruption was the product of a malfunctioning system. Hassan-Kukah thereafter read from his 519-page book `Witness to Justice: An Insider’s Account of Nigeria’s Truth Commission (2011).’ Revealing his memoirs of Oputa Panel, the bishop said that reconcilia tion required p..

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Jul'16

BISHOP KUKAH IS GUEST AT THE IBADAN SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY (ISGPP) BOOK READING EVENT

The Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) is fast becoming the intellectual point for policy dissemination and intellectual awakening in Nigeria where the who’s who in Nigeria’s intelligentsia circle comes together to brainstorm on salient issues that bothers on the conditions for national development in Nigeria. The ISGPP is an independent organisation devoted to research and executive education in support of governance and policy work in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. It serves as an innovative platform for community engagement on issues of governance, democracy and development. It therefore seeks to address skills deficits and advance knowledge required for transforming public institutions through the rethinking of the governance space, as catalysts for getting government to work better than they currently do for inclusive development and democracy. The ISGPP Book Readers’ Club is meant to sensitise the general public to critical issues about nation building and pr..

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Jul'16

ISGPPs Book Reading Event: Bishop Matthew Kukah’s “WITNESS TO JUSTICE”

Reading is to the brain, what exercise is to the body. As part of ISGPP’s efforts to implement key initiatives for impact to be made in various areas of Nigeria’s societal life, an area identified which needs to be addressed is our reading culture. A popular saying goes: ‘If you want to hide something from a Nigerian, put it in a book’. This sarcasm speaks directly to a sad reality in Nigeria today. Especially amongst the younger generation, the value of reading seems to have been lost. The calibre of Nigeria’s older generation of academics has been diligently captured in a good number of publications, over past decades. It will be unfortunate for such quality to be wasted because we are not reading, especially as our libraries contain many classics ‘hiding in the open’ on shelves across the country. A cursory glance at a cross-section of comments on social media networks on political issues and more, reveal the shallow-mindedness of most, due to poor knowledge of historical facts whi..

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