From left: The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji; President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi and the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa”ad Abubakar, at the 68th Foundation Day ceremony and conferment of honorary doctorate degrees, where Dangote was conferred with a Doctor of Science degree in Ibadan
Africa’s richest entrepreneur and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has advocated Public Private Partnership (PPP) for the funding of tertiary education in Nigeria.
Dangote who was conferred with a honorary degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), alongside two other eminent Nigerians, Professor Niyi Osundare and Chief Bode Amao, by the University of Ibadan (UI) at the 68th Foundation Day Ceremony of the university yesterday, asked that the university be accorded a special attention in this regard.
“I believe that the UI deserves special attention not just because of its status as Nigeria’s oldest university, but also because of its invaluable contribution to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation. With adequate funding, I believe the university will be able to compete favourably with the best universities in the world,” Dangote stated.
While stressing that the federal government alone could not shoulder the burden of funding tertiary education, Dangote reiterated the need for Public Private Partnership, saying, “This is where Public Private Partnership (PPP) comes in. I strongly believe the private sector must go beyond the payment of the 2% education levy to join hands with the state and federal governments in funding tertiary education in Nigeria.”
He donated N250 million to the UI, saying, “We hope that this token will go some way in assisting the university towards the completion of some ongoing projects,” and adding, “If there are two things that I am passionate about, they are education and entrepreneurship.”
Speaking earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka had announced that the convocation ceremony was featuring the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees on a total of 442 candidates spread over 11 faculties, two institutes and two centres.
Success Trendy Video :Delta Deputy Speaker,Friday Osanebi Dazzles Stephanie With N500k
COLLAPSE: LASG URGES OCCUPANTS OF DISTRESSED BUILDINGS TO RELOCATE
News Flash! Ecobank Wins CBN/NIBSS Award For Data Integrity
Cassandra Amadasun Speaks on Why Atypique Signature is a Force to Reckon with
Stanbic IBTC celebrates its gender-balanced workforce, pledges to maintain it
Cover Of The Week
- Handshake for a Safer Maritime Sector March 25, 2019
- President of Zimbabwe Receives Credentials of Qatar's Ambassador March 25, 2019
- USAID Administrator Kicks Off Farm Productivity Project in Upper Egypt March 25, 2019
- South Sudan Minister of Petroleum in Visit to Qatar, Qatar National Bank to Support Energy and Infrastructure Growth March 25, 2019
- Tanzania Selects HID Global’s Solutions for Electronic Visa and Residence Permit Services in e-Immigration Program March 25, 2019
- USAID Administrator Celebrates Kom Ombo Temple Project March 25, 2019
- Mozambique: “Speed, quality and scale of response critical to preventing disease outbreaks” says IFRC Secretary General March 25, 2019
- New European Investment Bank - Bank of Kigali cooperation to support RWF 60 billion private sector investment in Rwanda March 25, 2019
- Africa Oil and Power launches the 2019 conference in Cape Town with a focus on deal making Across Oil, Gas and Power Sectors March 25, 2019
- European Union supports water development projects in Sudan March 25, 2019
Uncategorized1 month ago
“We are not postponing elections” – INEC
celebrity radar - gossips3 weeks ago
Sir Adebutu Kensington distances self from son’s APM move
celebrity radar - gossips1 month ago
2019 Election: The Nigerian election may likely be postponed because of many challenges. In whatever way, God is in Control “- T B Joshua Reveals
Uncategorized4 weeks ago
‘I haven’t decamped to APC’ – Titi Oseni debunks rumours