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Education Key Driver For Societal Growth – Dr Oyedepo

By Dare Akogun

The Deputy Provost ( Academics) College of Education Ilorin , Dr Bosede Oyedepo, has identified Education as a key driver of societal growth and progress.

Dr Oyedepo who is also a lecturer in the department of Educational Foundations gave the indication while delivering the 3rd inaugural lecture of the college themed “Who does Bachelors Degree certificate Help?: A dilemma of Mismatch Between Academic- based Knowledge and practices.

Dr Oyedepo who argued that  a well trained bachelor’s degree holder enjoys a Hugh quality job and high propensity of being considered by employers for career advancement opportunities.

She however said that as helpful as possessing a bachelor’s degree, she said the major issue is the weakness of the educational system that exists in the country presently which she says is not adding the development of one’s analytical and critical thinking capabilities.

Dr Oyedepo advised thet entrepreneural programmes are incorporated into the educational system at all levels inorder to address the unemployment problem facing the country.



Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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