President Bola Tinubu has stated the readiness of his administration to continue to invest in education for the graduates coming out of Nigerian universities to be able to compete with colleagues from other higher institutions across the globe.
Tinubu also said his administration would look into some harsh regulatory frameworks hindering the improvement of tertiary education in the country.
The President spoke at the 47th convocation of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, held on Saturday.
Represented by the Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, the President said the current administration placed a high premium on education, adding that nothing would truncate the yearnings 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.
“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.”
Speaking earlier, at the event, where the institution conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters on a renowned Professor of History, Toyin Falola, Chancellor of the University, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, urged the graduands to use the skills acquired in the institution to confront the challenges facing the country.