President Muhammadu Buhari believes education remains the most potent weapon for injecting hope in the youth and the government’s ability to negotiate a better quality of life for the people.
He made this statement on Saturday at the 29th and 30th combined convocation ceremony of the University of Jos, where he was represented by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abdulrashid Adamu Abubakar.
Buhari underscores his administration’s determination to transform the country’s vast human resources into assets and agents of sound economic growth and development.
“We need to change the way we do things in Nigeria. We need to change our attitude towards education if we desire genuine change and progress in our country. We need to change before it is too late. Nigeria’s challenges are multiplying by the day. Tackling these challenges would require different but fresh perspectives anchored on innovative approaches to education delivery throughout the country.
“It is imperative, therefore for universities in this country to take the lead in opening our minds to the emerging scenarios and equipping ourselves to meet the challenges posed by these challenges. We cannot afford to be strangers in the new world being shaped by education and technological advancement,” he added.
By Augustine Akhilomen