Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioners UK (CIEPUK) has concluded plans to confer ‘International Peace award on Religious Harmony’ on the Parish Priest of Holy Cross Gwarimpa, Rev. Fr Roland Nwapuda, former Chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Rev. Fr Chris Bologo, members of International Human Right Protection Service Members, members of International Institute of Peace Leaders and others.
The international symposium, investiture and awards ceremony which is scheduled to hold at the Nigeria National Merit Award Secretariat in Abuja on August 25, 2022 by 10am is themed “The role of youths in nation building”.
The CIEPUK is a leading professional body registered and accredited in the United Kingdom and Nigeria with the aim of responding to the ensuing paradigm shift in the quality of education both in skilled and unskilled levels globally.
The event is to be chaired by Dr Denis Ude Ekumankama, MFR and other special guest of honours to include the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
The fourth investiture of CIEPUK sets focus on re-awakening the consciousness of African youths and entrenching pragmatic education for sustainable development.
CIEPUK’s president, Ambassador, Professor Marcel Ezenwoye, stated this while briefing newsmen on the agency’s Talent Hunt Season One Contest and education symposium billed for Abuja, Nigeria, this August.
Professor Ezenwoye regretted the dwindling educational standards in Nigeria, especially the lingering strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
He said, “The system has failed woefully, and we won’t allow our future which youths are the custodians to be destroyed by insensitive leaders. CIEPUK is harvesting the potentials of our youths and encouraging education based on skills and patriotism.
“Our proposed event will provide the platform for stakeholders to deliberate on core national issues after which we engage policy makers for implementation, while individuals will also be challenged to adopt same for self-discovery.”
He commended some educational institutions in Nigeria that have maintained excellence despite odds.
According to him, “CIEPUK acknowledges with pride some emerging and existing educational institutions for their steadfastness in ensuring quality education. Afebabalola University, Baze University, Gregory University, Godfrey Okoye University and emerging ones like Maduka University at Ekwegbe-Nsukka readily come to mind. The likes of Funtaj Secondary School, Science Key Academy, all in Abuja, are worthy of mention.
“Efforts of former governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amechi in the education sector are worthy of emulation. Our philosophy is to encourage indigenous educational institutions that will harness our local contents, including our cultural values,” he said, as he affirmed that the initiative is to galvanise our youths to champion the rebirth of the Nigeria our dream.