President Bola Tinubu on Saturday, said his administration would check some of the obnoxious regulatory frameworks hindering tertiary education in the country.
Tinubu said his administration would continue to invest in education and research to ensure that Nigerian graduates remained competitive in the global world.
He noted that some of the root causes of strikes in the universities would be looked into.
The President spoke at the 47th convocation of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Tinubu who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, said his administration placed much premium on education, adding that nothing will truncate the yearning of Nigerian students to quality education.
He said, “We must continue to invest in education and research to ensure that our graduates remain competitive in the repetitively changing world.
“We will address some of the root causes of trade union strikes and the university and tertiary institutions attendant wanton waste of time in the university. We will address some of the obnoxious regulatory frameworks and make some fundamental changes.
“I want to assure you that our government will take a holistic approach towards strengthening the education system. We will invest more in education at all levels and take action in repositioning Nigeria to be more globally competitive.
“Our government places much premium on education and we have no intention to do anything that will truncate the yearnings of our children to quality education.
“As this government embarks on the great journey of building the nation, reviving the economy, prioritizing education and increasing business in young people, we earnestly seek your prayers to support this administration in nation-building.
“Although we face some challenges in this nation today from climate change to economic and political instability. As a government, we can not pretend that our nation is facing myriads of challenges including poverty, inflation, insecurity, political instability and infrastructural deficiency.
“These challenges may seem doubting but they also present opportunities for innovation and growth. Our graduates and the university system have the potential to make a significant contribution to addressing these challenges and creating a better future for all.”
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