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#FixPolitics: School Of Politics, Policy And Governance By Oby Ezekwesili

Published by Nairaland on Sat, 09 Jan 2021


<blockquote>#FixPolitics, an initiative designed to structurally change and innovate politics in Nigeria and Africa, is set to commence operations at its School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG).<br><br><b>The #FixPolitics initiative was launched in February by Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, in collaboration with the Robert Bosch Academy.</b><br><br>The SPPG is an unconventional school that is part of the groups agenda to build value-based political thinkers of economic and human development in Africa.<br><br>According to a statement by Ozioma Ubabukoh, #FixPolitics spokesperson, <b>the school, designed to provide a threshold of knowledge for public office seekers,</b> will begin to accept applications in January 2021.<br><br>#FixPolitics said the school is designed to transform Africas politics, adding that the foundational programme would come with a blend of global, continental and Nigerian-based learning.<br><br>It said the school will cover courses in politics, ethics and leadership; political economy and engagement in a democracy; economic and sector policies for inclusive growth and shared prosperity; good governance, institutions building and citizens engagement; trends in public leadership and innovations and running for political office and capstone community projects.<br><br><b>An unconventional school of the research-anchored #FixPolitics initiative is uniquely designed to transform politics in Nigeria and the rest of Africa, by building a massive base and pipeline of a new value-based and disruptive thinking political class with the requisite knowledge and skills to solve complex problems of development,</b> the statement read.<br><br>It is a transformative opportunity for current and future leaders with a commitment to public service.<br><br>We offer a unique opportunity for our students to learn from leading academics and practitioners in the fields of politics, policy, and governance as they interact among themselves to build a new class of political leadership talent base for Nigeria.<br><br>Alero Ayida-Otobo, interim chief executive officer of SPPG, described the school as a game-changer<br><br>She said: This is what we have been waiting foran opportunity to build a new class of political leaders known for their character, competence and strong capacity to deliver on their promise of good governance and excellent leadership.</blockquote><br>Source: <a href="https://www.thecable.ng/group-commences-training-for-political-leaders-in-africa">https://www.thecable.ng/group-commences-training-for-political-leaders-in-africa</a>
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