By Gom Mirian Abuja
In furtherance to changing the leadership narrative in Nigeria and further deepening it’s democratic practices, the leadership school of the African Centre For Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) is partnering with some universities in the country to run courses in leadership studies.
This was disclosed on Saturday by the Founding Executive Director of the Center, Dr. Otive Igbuzor at the graduation of the 34 of its 11th set of students and matriculation ceremony of the 78 newly admitted students into the 13th set of the 2019/2020 session in Abuja.
The 11th annual lecture/graduation is themed “LEADERSHIP AND JUSTICE”.
The Founding Executive Director, who was represented by the Deputy Director of the Center, Mr. Monday Osasah, explained that the center has currently signed a memorandum of agreements with some universities and when concluded the graduates of the leadership school would have credits allocated to them base on the courses already taken.
According to him, this year’s theme leadership and justice is intentionally chosen as it is aimed to show how leadership and justice can promote justice and equity that is capable of addressing the developmental challenges facing the country.
“was deliberately chosen because justice and leadership play a very important role in society. The duo influence policy decisions, support under one common cause: protecting the safety and welfare of the public.
“it is necessary to discuss leadership and justice as the quality of leadership can directly affects the quality of justice in a society”.
He noted that the center received over three hundred and fifty 350 applications but only seventy-eight students were admitted as a result of the inadequacy of facilities to accommodate them.
Adding that this year’s graduation would bring the total number of change agents trained by the center through the leadership school to seven hundred and seventeen 717.
The events also featured the presentation of certificates to graduating students and taking of oath by the new students.