Increase IGR for sustainable education, Buhari tells varsities

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has asked universities in the country on the need for them to increase their internally generated revenue to enhance sustainable education.

Buhari stated this during the 44th convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Saturday.

The president, who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Dr Suleiman Raman-Yusuf, said that the present regime had contributed a lot in the area of education.

According to him, the future of Nigeria lies in the mode and quality of education provided to the teeming citizenry, especially the youth, as they are the nation’s future.

While reiterating that the government alone could not do it, Buhari noted that in most developed countries, universities supported their governments in the funding of education.

He urged universities to be up and doing in contributing their quota to efforts in diversifying the nation’s economy and creating an opportunity for economic growth.

He warned members of staff of the country’s universities against abuse of office, especially sexual harassment, saying that anyone found wanting would be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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