THE REBIRTH INITIATIVE (TRI)
The Rebirth Initiative (TRI) is aimed at re-awakening the almost non-existent, dwindling passion for the educational sector in NIgeria . The New wave , which in line with its core area of mandate-ARISE, promises to steer the ship of progress of this great country towards an envisioned destination which we all, on completion, would stand up for and hold our heads high as members and part of this great initiative.
The time for us to ARISE, as you would agree with me fellow Nigerians, is long overdue. For us here in the rebirth group, we feel everybody should stand up and be counted in our bid to Restore, Rebrand, and Re-engineer this Nation. The drive, as is the case with similar revolutionary trend through time, would sure be daunting -but that does not take it away from the realm of possibility. It is to be appreciated that some of our colleagues both past and present have contributed their quota in the development of Nigeria -that puts a burden on us to contribute our part in the entire process of REBIRTH.
We have had enough of our shares of playing second best, low press, and dead publicity. Therefore, the coming of the rebirth group could not have happened in a better time than this. The rebirth group have defined the reality on ground, and hence, come to the conclusion that we together should:
• Face this reality as it is, not as it was or we wished it were.
• Be candid with ourselves.
• Change before we have to.
According to Bill Easum , “ Realistic leaders (people), are objective enough to minimize illusions, they understand that self-deception can cause them their vision”. As a people, what we do or fail to do always have consequences. We can try to maintain an unrealistic outlook or lifestyle, but someday, we will have to pay a realistic price for it. Talking about issues like ours, Peter Drucker writes “A time of turbulence is a dangerous time, but its greatest danger is a temptation to deny reality”. Great Nigerians, let us embrace the reality on ground and make changes accordingly-together we can make our department better. Remember, while one person (group) hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior-Henry C .Link.
It is time for us to brace up and have:
• Actualization of academic rebirth in this country,based on ,
• Result-driven attitude towards the
• Institutionalization of the true essence of scholarship, resulting in
• Secured future, because of our courageous actions today, and meeting our
• Expectations in all spheres of university education both now and in the future.
CHANGE WE CAN, CHANGE WE WILL.
NIGERIANS-IT IS TIME TO ARISE
NWOSAH OKELI KELVIN
UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA