Prof. Kayode Shoremekun, Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has urged the government, education sectors and the youths to focus and invest more on research efforts at the tertiary level.
The VC lamented what he described as dwindling research endeavours by university students particularly at the postgraduate level, attributing this to low level of support from the government and private institutions for such efforts.
Shoremekun, who stated that sustainable development and socio-economic growth are only achievable through adequate and continuous research in universities, advised the government and other education stakeholders as well as postgraduate students across the country’s universities to put in more effort in research studies.
The Vice Chancellor made the remarks during the maiden edition of FUOYE’s matriculation ceremony for 292 postgraduate students.
He represented at the matriculation ceremony by Prof. Babatope Alabadan who is also the Chairman of the institution’s Committee of Deans and Dean, Faculty of Engineering.
In a matriculation address titled; “Common Academic and Administrative Mistakes by Postgraduate Students” the VC said “Research is important in the development and productive growth of any nation, those who are ready to invest their time to do thorough research are needed but the profile of research efforts in Africa is relatively low, so the future lines on young researchers which is you, postgraduate students.”
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