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Why I established school of politics ~ Ezekwesili

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Former vice president of World Bank, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has explained that #FixPolitics’ School of Politics, Policy and Governance, SPPG, was established with a view to set the right mindsets of the electorate and politicians for a new values-based political class.

Ezekwesili who is also a former Nigerian minister of Education is also the founder of #FixPolitics, the organisation behind the new school.

While responding to questions from journalists and content writers during the launch of SPPG, the former Minister said it was focused on building leaders from bottom of the base and letting leadership become the most important conversation in the public space.

She noted that lack of quality leadership “has caused Africa too much as a continent.”

Ezekwesili said, “Poverty mentality is not just about not having money. It is also about paucity of ideas. We are training a cadet of leaders on our continent that are going to have dignity in themselves and have a sense of value where they are not subordinating the public good for self-interest. We are addressing the mindset shift. That is the kind of curriculum we are delivering.

”We need to change the mindset of our people, take the matter of public leadership more seriously, ensure that the leadership recruitment system is quality-driven as seen in other countries, and have a literate public ecosystem as well as a deliberate design of public leadership development systems.”


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