Funding of Education Bane Of Nigeria’s Development – Don

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Idowu Olayinka on Wednesday hinted that only better funding of the education sector will give Nigeria unprecedented development.
Professor Olayinka dropped this hint in Ibadan while speaking at the University of Ibadan Campus Holy Ghost Rally organized by the students of the Institution which was held at the Sport Field and attended by the former General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
He disclosed that it was glaring that it will be difficult for Nigeria as a country to make any appreciable progress without adequate funding of Education.
The Professor maintained that the fact remains that better funding of the education sector will surely give Nigeria unprecedented development, adding that without adequate investment in education development will be stunted.
To actualise this, the Vice Chancellor emphasized that there is no doubt that Nigerian leaders need to make smart decisions at the appropriate time to do the needful for the peace and progress of the country.
“We are glad to have you on our campus. We need you to pray for peace in Nigeria and on our campuses. We need prayer to have smart leaders who can take smart decisions to turn things around positively” he said.
Professor Olayinka who asked Pastor Adeboye to pray for Nigeria to have leaders who can take smart decisions and inject funds into education, lamented that secondary and primary schools pupils are now smoking Indian hemp.
“We don’t want disruption in academic calendar. We need leaders who can take smart decisions to favour University of Ibadan with funding the education sector in general. Those in Abuja must take decisions that will impact positively on Nigerians”
The Vice Chancellor however called for special funding for the University of Ibadan to ‎conduct research, upgrade infrastructure and improve her ranking globally.
‎In his preaching titled “Behold the Lamb”, Pastor Adeboye asked Nigerians to continue praying for peace and progress of Nigeria as well as a new beginning.

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