Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Buhari directs Ministry to convene summit on education

By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal on 22/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 504

•President Buhari
•President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education to convene a ministerial summit on education within the next few weeks.

The President gave the directive on Saturday in Ilorin, in his address at the 33rd Convocation of the University of Ilorin.

The President was represented by Prof. Abubakar Abdulrasheed, the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC).

He explained that the reason for the summit is to tackle major problem facing the education sector.

According to Buhari, this is with a view to restore education to its lead role of human development game-changer.

“My government will not allow the country to miss the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals train, the driving force of which is education.

“Any success recorded in education will have a ripple effect on every other sector of our life,” he said.

The President also warned against excessive display of intolerance, rancour, hostility, mutual suspicion and all such acts capable of causing social unrest in the country.

He said: “Those who fan embers of division must refrain from the unacceptable tendencies, retrace their steps and learn to live together with one another.”

President Buhari added that the government would only recognise legitimate aspirations of the citizens but they should be done with good faith, within the bounds of rationality and without infringing on the rights of others.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem reminded the graduating students that the economic climate in Nigeria is unfavourable.

He said that how the students comport themselves in the trying times goes a long way in testing the ideals for which the institution is known.

“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare,” he admonished adding that as ambassadors of UNILORIN, they must be diligence and reduce quest for materialism.

The VC said that a total of 9,018 students graduated from the university out of which there are 89 first class, 1,932 Second Class Upper Division, 3,727 Second Class Lower Division, 1,309 Third Class, 117 Pass and Two Aegrotats.

Also, Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed called on the universities to adjust their curriculum to meet modern day needs of labour and the world.

Ahmed, who was represented by Dr Amina Ahmed, the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, urged the graduates to be job-creators rather than job-seekers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 27 prizes were awarded to Dr. Rashidat Alabi, who graduated from the Faculty of Health Science. (NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 22/10/2017 04:39:14 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Oil price hits five-year low, crashes to $64.41...

Ambode assures Lagosians of equity, justice for all...

The Boko Haram slush fund

Arms importers opt for plea bargain

Edo godfathers dead and buried: Oshiomhole

Court remands 2 over unlawful coronation of traditional...

BREAKING NEWS: Fire guts Federal Secretariat Abuja

US expels 60 Russians, closes consulate over poisoning...

Brazil 2014 World Cup Qualifier: E/GUINEA 0, CAPE...

Aregbesola, Amosun, Okowa express shock, sadness over Senator...

Ogun seeks law on development tax from OPS...

Yero left Kaduna accounts in the red, says...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Real Madrid beat Liverpool in 2018 Champions League final EFCC begins probe of Obasanjo's $16bn power projects 30th May will witness a total lock-down of South East, South South - IPOB Police Recruitment: JAMB screens 37,000 candidates in 156 CBT centres Armed bandits kill community leader in Benue JOHESU appeals court judgement ordering it to suspend strike Anti-graft fight: We need support, not condemnation — FG If you use your powers negatively, posterity will haunt you - Jonathan tells Buhari Military confirms fire incident at Conoil fields in Bayelsa MeCAM laments effects of wanton killings on Nigerian children, tasks FG IDPs rape report: Stop living in denial, HURIWA tells FG 2018 African Brand Congress to hold in Nigeria

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (345,989 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (342,922 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (274,099 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (225,360 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (205,610 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (203,432 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (177,472 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (159,750 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,644 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,998 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (140,395 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,791 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (43) Business & Economy (3,163) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (858) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (498) Features (598) Global Business Monitor (275) International (1,974) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (120) News (35,633) Opinion (973) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,079) Religion (747) Sports (1,519) Stock Watch (29) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement