Dennis Okoro, director of the MTN Foundation and former director of education in Nigeria, released his first book, titled “Education in Nigeria; Perspectives for a Changing World” on Friday, January 20, 2023 at MTN Plaza, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Education in Nigeria: Perspectives for a Changing World is an eye-opening book on education written by a former director of education in Nigeria. It is a documentary about the country’s educational system with data and suggestions on the way forward.
The book is the inaugural launch of Okoro’s book and her effort to contribute to the education industry in Nigeria. Divided into fourteen (14) sections, the 358-page book looks at Nigeria’s education system as it stands today and calls attention to any potential problems.
It includes constructive criticism, comments, suggestions, and data to help Nigeria be better prepared to transform its current education system, while adapting to a very complex and uncertain future.
Speaking about the book, the director of the MTN Foundation said that he was inspired to write the book while talking to an expatriate some years ago.
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“I was at the Argungu fishing festival a few years ago and while talking to an expat he encouraged me to document my experiences and ideas about the Nigerian education system.
Lucky for me, the Covid-19 lockdown gave me the perfect opportunity to collect my thoughts and write the book,” he said.
Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, president of the MTN Foundation; Ernest Ndukwe, President of MTN Nigeria.
Board of Directors; Charles Ifeanyi, Eteubong Charles Archibong, Folashade Omo-Eboh, CEO of West African Book Publishers Limited; John Aniagwu, Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos; Nathaniel Okoro, Indigenous Pioneer Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and Femi Adeniyi-Williams, Board of Trustees, MUSON and other key stakeholders and leaders in the education space.
Okoro has held various positions in the Nigerian public education service, including Primary Education Advisor, Director of Federal Inspection Services and Director of Educational Support Services in Nigeria.