Vanguard (Lagos)

22 November 2012

Nigeria: FG Laments Dearth of Quality Innovations in Varsities

The Federal Government Has Raised Alarm Over the Substandard innovations being churned out from tertiary institutions across the country which is a direct result of poor research and innovations in the nation's universities.

President Goodluck Jonathan, at the 2012 edition of National Education Innovations Exhibition in Abuja, lamented the dearth of home grown research in the educational system, a trend, he said, accounted for huge budgetary allocations to the sector in the past years, with a total of N409bn allocated to it in 2012.

Represented by the Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa'I, President Jonathan said for Nigeria to achieve its quest for a dynamic and economic driven society, stakeholders ought to entrench a system of innovations right from the basic school level.

"My administration recognizes the challenges that the education sector has been facing over the years, it is for this reason that we have consistently continued to improve budgetary allocation to the sector"

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