Osi stated this yesterday in Abuja, when the management team of Havilla University Ikom Cross River State, Jones Ojong Tangban, drafted him in as a member of the Governing Council of the institution.
Osi said it was appalling that a majority of contemporary graduates of most tertiary institutions were unemployable because of the low quality of teaching and learning.
He said it was not enough for institutions to employ lecturers without testing their learning skills and morals, to enable them instil discipline in students, but said they must be scrutinised to ensure that they are fit to refashion the minds of students.
“Today, we need to have deeper reflection of our educational systems. Yesterday, I was a student. Today, I have been appointed as a member of the governing board of Havilla University.
“I receive it with mixed feelings. I know the challenges that come with it. You already have my Curriculum Vitae that made you to choose me.
“For the past one month I have been looking for who chose me. I accept this appointment with all my heart to serve in this great institution. My Vice Chancellor, I will bring my wealth of experience to the university.
“No society can be greater than our educational system. If we have competent and great civil servants, if we have Nigerians doing exploits, it means our system is working.
“But if we have more liabilities than assets then there is a problem. Every day we cry of unemployment. If we bring 10 million graduates and interrogate them you will notice that only a handful that are employable.
“The government cannot employ everybody. The solution is the private sector. So, we must change the dynamics in our educational system. Let us change things. The certificate is just to show that they graduated. The certificate cannot give you job. It is you that will give yourself a job,” he said.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Adewale Banjo, said with the likes of Osi, who is an entrepreneur, a lover of education and a member of the management team, the institution would set a global standard.