Aregbesola urges universities to impact positively on society
Named auditorium in honour of Oyinlola
The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has called on universities in the country to impact positively on the Nigerian society rather that the role of just admitting students and awarding certificates at the end of their academic exercise.
The Governor who spoke at the combined fourth and fifth convocation ceremonies of the University of Osun in Osogbo, the state capital yesterday, named the university auditorium after the former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
He held that university education should be a sector that should impact on the society, saying the country is daily beset with life threatening challenges in wars, hunger, diseases that are defying solutions.
Aregbesola also admonished Universities to be prepared in providing leadership for the country to be able to overcome its present economic challenges.
He stressed that their will be hope for Nigeria if universities in the country start preparing students for a self-reliant post-graduation life and guiding society with the ideas and philosophy of change, science, technology, finance and entrepreneurship.
“Our universities are primarily suffering from the crisis of mission. While they may have beautifully crafted mission statement, in practice, they are giving the impression that their raison d’etre is to admit students and award certificates to them at the end of their studentship.
“How impactful on our society and governance have these institutions been? We are daily beset with life threatening challenges in wars, hunger, diseases that are defying medical solutions, homelessness and just anything imaginable. Of course, it could have been worse.
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