By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Professor Kabiru Bala has called on members of the University Alumni Association to look at education very serious.
He stated this during a 16th Annual General Assembly and home coming held at the university assembly hall on Friday.
Bala said, something urgent need to be active on educational development particularly in the northern part of Nigeria.
According to him, with the current thing going on, the right thing must be supported in order not to allow it to collapse.
He said, ABU is a household name in terms of educational development and it is been relegated to the background.
ABU has the best ICT among the Nigerian Universities and it is very important towards educating our Youths.
The Vice Chancellor urged alumni that anywhere they are, they should work towards addressing the issues of Almajiri in our society.
In his remarks the President of the Association Dr. Ibrahim Sani Khalil said the 16th general assembly is organized to bring members together and to discuss issues concerning problems of education in Nigeria.
Dr. Khalil urged members to remain committed in the educational development in our society.
He said, the meeting will look at the way forward in Nigerian education so as to clear anything that will be of a threat to education.
Earlier in his welcome address the Chairman Local Organizing Committee, Dr. Haruna Muhammed Jumare(Maradin Zazzau) said the assembly is not just a meeting but it is a celebration of the bonds that tie us together as proud graduate of ABU.
He said,they shared experience, memories, and the education they received from this great university which shaped them into the leaders and change -makers of the society.
He urged members to actively participate, engaged in meaningful conversations, networking and collaborate.
Dr. Haruna Muhammed Jumare the theme of discussion is the repositioning Nigerian students for Tertiary Education Loan Scheme, is a subject of utmost importance in the ever-evolving landscape of higher education.
According to him, the pursuit of higher education should not be hindered by financial constraints and the student loan scheme offer a potential solution to this challenge.
The LOC Chairman believes that the assembly will foster a meaningful dialogue on how they can enhance the scheme making it more accessible, equitable, and beneficial for the students.