The Federal Government has said it has made available more than N3b for scholarly researches throught the TETFund
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday who made the disclosure during the 22nd/23rd convocation ceremony of University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, wondered why Nigerians should be drawing inferences from other countries that were fractured.
He tasked universities to, as a matter of urgency, carry out research to identify what has led to the lingering demands for secession, which is threatening the country’s unity.
Speaking through the Minister of State, Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, the President said the indiscriminate calls across the country for secession was unacceptable and unconstitutional, and that it was time for the elite and political class to come into the scene to heal and reconcile the nation.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Enefiok Essien, said in spite of daunting challenges facing the institution, such as funding, security, inadequate staff and truncating of staff salaries, the institution aims at ranking among the best in the country and the world at large.
Meanwhile, the Chancellor of Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, has canvassed the need for total and comprehensive financing of the education for the sector to regain its lost glory.
Speaking at the 9th Convocation of the institution, yesterday, he expressed serious concern over the decay in the nation’s institutions of higher learning.