A post-doctoral researcher at Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Canada, Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, said Nigeria would continue to lag behind without incorporating innovation, science, and technology into its system.
Speaking in an interview with our correspondent, Igbalajobi said that over the years, the Nigerian education sector was underfunded, adding the necessary infrastructure for students to conduct new research without access to many Nigerian institutions.
Igbalajobi, who runs the Scholarship Cafe, a training platform dedicated to training, real-time scholarships and fundraising opportunities near non-profit groups, said: “Until we all reach the point where no system can survive without innovation, science and technology, we will continue to lag behind. . “There is an urgent need to reform the curriculum in our institutions and institutions. “Secondly, the introduction and periodic training and evaluation of education staff by teaching teaching courses as is done in developed countries will encourage change in the system. Third, the government must be true to its commitment to finance the education sector. “There is a need to consult with industry and relevant authorities to attract resources for sustainable research. This must be accompanied by a strong monitoring system to ensure that funds are used efficiently and effectively. ”
He explained that the Scholarship Café will be a global platform where everyone can explore for free and access the information needed for career growth and development.
Igbalajobi said, ” Over the past two years, we have been instrumental in advising more than 30,000 potential graduates and postdoctoral applicants through seminars and webinars, review of application packages such as curriculum vitae, a statement of intent that has led to successful applications. more than 10,000 worth $ 300m