Tinubu Assures Of Huge Investment In Education, Research

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President Bola Tinubu has expressed his commitment to invest more in education and research with a view to making graduates contribute significantly to tackling the myriad of challenges facing the country.
The president who spoke at the 47th convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state on Saturday said his administration would take bold decisions to revive the education sector in the country.
President Tinubu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Yusuf Sununu, disclosed that the country’s socioeconomic challenges present an opportunity for his administration to embrace innovation that would grow the economy.
His words, “As a government we cannot pretend that our nation is facing myriads of challenges including poverty, inflation, insecurity, political instability and infrastructural deficiency.
“These challenges may seem daunting but they also present opportunities for innovation and growth. Our graduates and the university system have a potential to make a significant contribution in addressing these challenges and creating a better future for all.
Addressing the graduands, the Chancellor of the University, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe noted that a nation’s future depends on its human resources.
He admonished them to utilize the knowledge, skill, and capacity acquired in the university to impact on the sustainability, growth and development of Nigeria.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Simeon Bamire urged the federal government to intervene in the University power project with a view to ensuring that it does not become an abandoned project.
Two prominent personalities: Professor Toyin Falola and Dr Anastasios Leventis were awarded honourary Doctorate Degrees for their contribution to human development at the event



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