The out-going Vice Chancellor of the
University of Ibadan recently commented
on what he expects the incoming
administration that will be led by General
Buhari to do in the education sector.
Outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the University
of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole, reflects on
his tenure, OLUFEMI ATOYEBI writes
According to him, there are already
agreements on ground signed by the
outgoing administration which promised to
release N1.3trillion to the Universities.
He mentioned that the Academic Staff
Union of Universities, will tackle Buhari if he
fails to act in his first six months in office.
In his words, “… Buhari will have to find
money to pay for the settlement of the
2014 and 2015 agreement.”
“If he cannot get money immediately, he
will have to call ASUU to a meeting and tell
its members that he needs a breathing
space on the challenges he inherited. He
must state his reasons and I am sure that
the union, being an association of
responsible people, will listen to him. The
President cannot pretend that the
agreement does not exist.”
“He will have to do a surgical operation in
the education sector. We need to rebuild
from the foundation. We must not only pay
attention to tertiary education, we also
need to pay attention to tertiary and
secondary education systems. Education
cannot be an orphan.”
“Buhari must put in place a mechanism to
rebuild education in the country. People
should not see the education sector as an
item of expenditure but a short path to
national development.” He added.
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