Dr Peter Ogudoro who is a Development Educationist and Career Management Expert, in a news release, indicated that he conceptualized and executed the research which was self-funded as a contribution to Nigeria’s development.
He received training for the research in seven of Europe’s top universities including Johannes Kepler University in Austria, University of Cambridge, England, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. The others are University of Sheffield, England, University of Oxford, England, University of Surrey, England, and University of Reading, England (where he did his doctoral research in Education). The Nordic Centre of Excellence for Justice through Education based at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and The Federal Institute for Educational Research, Innovation and Development of the Austrian School System, Salzburg, Austria also provided him training opportunities for the research. Most of the training he received outside of England for the research were facilitated by the European community of education researchers through their secretariat in Germany.
The Researcher indicated in his news release that the full benefits of his research results can be gained by Nigeria if the country’s parliament collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Education to make and implement enabling (new) education and labour laws and policies. He stated in his news release that with an annual secondary school graduation rate of about 2 million (the equivalent of the combined population of Luxemburg, Iceland, Malta, and Brunei) and population gain of about 5 million annually, failure to innovate access to higher education in Nigeria urgently could result in socio-economic and political consequences the country may not survive. According to him, youths not in education, training and employment constitute a keg of gun powder anywhere in the world. He observed that Nigeria’s multi-dimensional diversity makes the country’s case even more potentially destructive.
Implementation of the model produced by his research, he says, has the potential to help Nigeria develop to a significant level, the human capital that will put the country on a fast track to development. He stated that his research findings benefited from data he collected from 17 institutions in Europe and Nigeria including 9 professional bodies and 3 public education agencies in Nigeria which participated in the study.
Dr Peter Ogudoro
Education Researcher & Career Management Expert