On January 26th the Daily Trust (Nigeria) published a story about GBSN's CEO Guy Pfeffermann's speech at Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria on the importance of scaling quality business education to further Africa's economic and social development.
"Africa can leapfrog its economic development by scaling up business
education to leverage the impact of its educational system, says Guy
Pfeffermann, founder and chief executive officer of Global Business
He said scale up would take advantage of Africa's flexible
educational institutions, growing knowledge and fast spreading
In a lecture he delivered at Baze University, Abuja, Pfeffermann said
young people, employers and academia "all too often lived in parallel
universes" which meant young people didn't always have the skills
Pfeffermann, Director of the Economics Department and Chief Economist
for the International Finance Corporation from 1998 to 2003, noted that
"acute shortage of appropriate faculty and trainers" and "institutional
rigidities" were major constraints inhibiting scale up of education to
boost economic development."