Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: South-West Govs Urged to Emulate Counterparts On Education

Abeokuta — Governors of South-West states have been urged to emulate their northern counterparts to complement Federal Government's efforts to transform the education sector.

Vice-Chancellor of the Crescent University, Professor Kehinde Okeleye, gave the urge at the weekend during the matriculation ceremony of new intakes into the university in Abeokuta, Ogun State

Okeleye buttressed his submission from the Zamafara State where about 70 students were sponsored by the state government with expectation of another 100 students from Sokoto State, saying the efforts were aimed at fostering reading culture among the youths.

"I want to urge other state governors especially in the south-west to take a cue from these governors. Many of our students are brilliant but don't have the opportunity to come here to study," he said.

He enjoined the students to take advantage of the opportunity, stressing that the institution academic calendar was structured to assist them to optimize their time.

Over 242 students were matriculated by the institution for 2011/2012 academic session.

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