Prof. Edward Olanipekun, Vice-Chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), has called for adequate funding as drastic means to improve the education sector.
The VC made the call at the 2019 Annual General Meeting/Special Convention of the Ekiti State University Alumni Association which was held in Abuja.
Prof. Olanipekun, according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the association, Ondo State chapter, Olumide Abudu, maintained that universities are seriously facing challenges in the country.
He, however, stated that with adequate funding of the universities such situations would be addressed.
“It is saddened that most state-owned universities and other institutions suffered from infrastructural deficiencies due to lack of subvention from the government.
“What the institutions raised from tuition cannot meet the need of the schools as its consequential effects manifest on the academic culture and research exploit of the students including the academia and this calls for reflection,” he stated.
While speaking on the theme of the event, “EKSU Alumni Association reinventing the wheel for enduring legacies,” Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, VC of the University of Ibadan (UI), urged the alumni members to always put the interest of their alma mater at heart and contribute to its development.
He also noted that such a contribution would add a lot of value to the institutions and reduce pressure from relying on government supports.
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