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FOCUS UNDER USAID/NIGERIA’S COUNTRY DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION STRATEGY (CDCS) FOR 2020-2025

USAID/Nigeria’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for 2020-2025 is aimed at advancing toward the goal of a healthier, more educated, prosperous, stable, and resilient Nigeria by partnering with the Nigerian government, civil society, and the private sector.

As explained under the RESULTS FRAMEWORK section of USAID/Nigeria’s CDCS for 2020-2025 [19]:

"The goal focuses on increasing Nigeria’s self-reliance by addressing challenges across the humanitarian-development-peace continuum. It addresses conflict, and instability to strengthen good governance, build inclusive economic growth, and deepen the relationship between citizens and the state. USAID/Nigeria will make progress towards this goal through three Development Objectives (DO) and one Special Objective (SpO) that prioritize the core approaches needed to advance Nigeria’s self-reliance:

  • DO1: Broadened and inclusive economic growth
  • DO2: A healthier, better educated population
  • DO3: Accountable, inclusive, and responsive governance strengthened
  • SpO: Greater stability and early recovery advanced in targeted states

The results framework leverages USAID/Nigeria’s comparative advantages, Nigeria’s vibrant private sector, and demographic shifts to advance the country’s stability and progress toward s elf-reliance." - (Excerpt from the USAID/Nigeria Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for 2020-2025).

Scholars University’s activities constitute a focus under USAID/Nigeria’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy for 2020-2025 especially (directly and immediately) through Development Objective 1 (DO1) -- Broadened and inclusive economic growth and Development Objective 2 (DO2) – A healthier, better educated population and additionally over extended time-frames through Development Objective 3 (DO3) – Accountable, inclusive, and responsive governance strengthened – as well as through the Special Objective (SpO) – Greater stability and early recovery advanced in targeted states – via job creation, research and development, high quality education, philanthropic activities and humanitarian services

More specifically, Scholars University, as a public private partnership involving both the public Host Community and private sector participation, seeks to partner with USAID in advancing toward the goal of a healthier, more educated, prosperous,

Development Activity 1 (DA1): Broadened, inclusive, immediate, direct and sustainable employment in Scholars University’s broad range of business ventures designed to sustain the activities of the University. Scholars University provides direct, immediate broad-based and inclusive employment to a wide variety of skilled workers in a wide range of fields including, but not limited to, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products and services in areas such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality (including aspects of the Metaverse), software development, portal access management services and transportation network services, sustainable agriculture (fish farming, poultry farming, oil palm plantation farming) and agribusiness (cassava processing, palm oil processing), sustainable water purification and processing, insured and affordable real estate development and capital investment. Furthermore, the intellectual output and products and services from our Research and Development investments (one third of our annual budget) will create jobs and help address seemingly intractable challenges for broadened and inclusive economic growth and all-round advancement in Nigeria, Africa and the whole world.

Development Activity 2 (DA2): Impartation of advanced technical and entrepreneurship skills and provision of resources to Scholars University graduates for the sustainable creation of a broad range of jobs for inclusive employment of workers from all strata of society and for the provision of services including health services to society. Scholars University also serves the public by awarding fully funded merit-based scholarships to all accepted students (the brightest from all walks of life) from around the world and training them into high impact positive change makers using the best lecturers. These high impact graduates, supported with resources such as seed funding and networking resources through Scholars University, then go on to create a broad range of inclusive employment opportunities for all strata of society and advance society.

Development Activity 3 (DA3): Orientation of, and provision of resources to outstanding Scholars University graduates for the establishment of their own Scholars Universities for a positive feedback loop and virtuous cycle leading to exponential broadened and inclusive economic growth and advancement through the recursive activation of DA1 to DA3.

Scholars University graduates will be oriented and provided with enabling resources towards establishing their own Scholars Universities for a virtuous cycle and positive feedback loop leading to exponential broadened and inclusive economic growth and a healthier, better educated population. This is because with every new Scholars University established, this process of generating broadened and inclusive economic growth and nurturing a healthier, better educated population is repeated while the first and any subsequent Scholars Universities continue to relentlessly advance these same goals.

From the foregoing, it is evident that Scholars University’s activities constitute a focus under USAID/Nigeria’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy for 2020-2025 and in particular help directly and immediately achieve Development Object 1 (DO1) – Broadened and inclusive economic growth and Development Objective 2 (DO2) – A healthier, better educated population – through Development Activities 1 to 3 (DA1 to DA3) as outlined above and within an extended time-frame can help achieve Development Objective 3 (DO3) – Accountable, inclusive, and responsive governance strengthened – as well as through the Special Objective (SpO) – Greater stability and early recovery advanced in targeted states – via job creation, research and development, high quality education, philanthropic activities and humanitarian services.