Help debate the importance of education in Africa

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Monday 02 May 2011

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A debate being held at Coventry University this week aims to highlight the important role education can play in helping Nigeria and the rest of Africa to develop.

The Association of Nigerian Students, Coventry University (ANSCU) is hosting the free debate on Friday (6 May).

Deinsam Dan Ogan, president of the ANSCU, said the debate will focus on the role education can play in helping the continent to progress.

He said:

The issues we will be looking at will explore whether education is the only route to development. We will examine the need for overcoming corruption, especially in those countries where oil wealth is mismanaged.  We will also debate the future for North-Africa where bad governance is hampering peace in the region.

The question we are concerned with is the role education can play in developing the nation as a whole and we have invited several special guests to spark the debate and talk with authority on the subject.

Special guest of honour, Acting Nigeria High Commissioner to the UK, Ambassador Dozie Mwanna, will be attending alongside a panel of experts.

The debate begins at 1pm on Friday, May 6 and is being held at the Goldstein Lecture Theatre opposite Coventry Cathedral.

Later on Friday, ANSCU is also hosting a free after debate party at 6pm in Studio 54, Cox Street with food, music, drama and dancing. Free tickets to this will be handed out during the debate. This starts at 6pm.

To book a place contact Deinsam Dan Ogan, president of ANSCU, on 07553 811713 or event director Ebele Fayose on 07586 652871.


For more information, contact Sally Crowther, Communications Assistant, Coventry University, on +44 (0)24 7688 8245.