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from: 16 . 02 . 20


If we want to eliminate problems like Greece just experienced in many countries of the world, we have to begin to teach our young men and women what relevance means. We need to teach them how to practically create relevance for themselves wherever they go. 

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

At times it is not the quality of education that matters, but the ability to be able to put it to use. To a large extent, attitude could play a big role in this. Attitudinal changes and adjustments in our curricula must touch on every specialization. The scope of this change must touch every subject and graduate. 

“This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” ― Peter F. Drucker,

If all students and graduates are taught in the acts of creating relevance for themselves, the problems of unemployment would be much more easily resolved. Graduates would be able to create Jobs for themselves through the skill of wealth creation. Our young men and women will be coming out of higher institutions knowing that they don’t have to look for jobs. Thanks to the entrepreneurial skills they have been taught.

“Many people have serious academic degrees but cannot find a job, and sadly their degrees are so limited that they cannot even think about how to create a job for themselves.” ― Haki R. Madhubuti

Even if some might still need to look for employment, which would be much easier for them to do and more successfully so, they would be taught this principle of “tell me what to do and I would get the job done”

“I think a great entrepreneur is learning every day. An entrepreneur is somebody that doesn’t take no for an answer — they’re going to figure something out. They also take responsibility. They don’t blame anybody else. And they’re dreamers in one sense but they’re also realistic and they take affordable steps when they can.” ― Damon John

The bottom line of this week’s article is to see the need in our schools for the preparation in relevance rather than in knowledge. These actions have to be taken by not only the graduates themselves. It must begin with political leaders who set the agenda and program for tertiary institutions. This change must affect the process of teacher preparations. It has to be supported in the offices of the ministries of education. The curricula has to be affected. Most of all, there must be a prevailing acknowledgement of the fact that all graduates of higher institutions need relevance based training rather than knowledge based training.

It is my hope that this article would get into the hands of some interested parties. Men and women who desire positive changes in our world. I pray that by all of us working together, we could all create a better future and destiny for our children. This to me is a little contribution from the kingdom of God to the dire needs of a desperate world.


By Dr. Sunday Adelaja


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