President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday communicated stresses that no Nigerian college is among the main hundred colleges on the planet despite the fact that the nation has bunches of gifts that exceed expectations somewhere else.
The President communicated this worry through the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, in Bauchi at the nineteenth to 22nd assembly function of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
He expressed that, “it is troubling that no Nigerian college is cited among the main 100 colleges on the planet.
“We rank underneath a thousand, on the off chance that we don’t try to be among the world class colleges, we can’t brag of vigorous framework equipped for making the nation among the top economies of the world.
“We have plenitude of gifts who exceed expectations somewhere else however seem debilitated at home. This is unsatisfactory.
“Whatever makes our plenteous abilities fall flat at home and exceed expectations abroad should be distinguished and killed for our advantage and that of our future era,” Buhari said.
While distinguishing relentless strikes by speakers as a noteworthy bottleneck to the advancement of the nation’s college framework, he said, “The repercussions of strike more often than not impede the smooth running of scholarly exercises with substantial negative outcomes”.
The President approached the state governments to bolster and support colleges arranged in their states since they were in charge of bridling neighborhood gifts and advancement of nearby developments. He watched that the Treasury Single Account strategy was intended to improve responsibility, straightforwardness and income.
“The apparently challenges particularly in tertiary establishments ought to be seen as a teething issue that will steadily vanish as the strategy takes roots.
“MDAs ought to, subsequently, show tolerance and understanding, remembering that Nigerians should definitely procure
from the products of the strategy,” he expressed.