Govt’ll Continue To Develop The Education Sector – Abiodun

The current administration in Ogun State will continue to develop the education sector and take advantage of its immense potentials for the advancement of the State, especially in the areas of human capital development and re-orientation of the people.

This is in the face of the fact that, globally, the role of education in any human and national development efforts cannot be over emphasised, as often stressed, no nation can rise above the quality of its educational system.

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who made this assertion while declaring open the 16th annual retreat and 70th business meeting of the Association of Registrars of Nigerian University (ARNU), held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, saying that the greatness of every society hinge on the nature and quality of its educational system.

Represented by his deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Governor Abiodun re-emphasised that Ogun State had continued to be in the forefront of education system in the country, saying the history of Nigeria as a nation, would not be completed without making reference to the notable sons and daughters of the State.

While welcoming participants to the meeting, he revealed that the association was established with the aim to strengthen collaboration among all Registrars, provide a platform for continuous and robust engagements for unified administrative system of the universities, as an integral part of tertiary education sub-sector, saying it is pleasing to know that ARNU, over the years has remained focused on the noble ideas and objectives without any deviation.

Reminding, that they hold a key position in the management of universities, Abiodun charged them to execute their functions in line with the provision of the enabling Act with extant rules and regulations, upholding the virtues of their noble profession.

In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Prof. Felix Salako, said the two-day retreat would provide unique opportunity for all stakeholders in the higher education sector, to uphold the standard of professionalism that was expected of them, adding that the retreat would also create an opportunity for mentorship.

Also speaking, the Chairman, ARNU, Dr. Abubakar Mamuda, said the annual event brings all registrars of Nigerians Universities together to brainstorm on topical issues that affect the University system in Nigeria and the educational system in general, noting that registrars needs to understand changes and develop adaptations that would make Nigerian universities competitive in the global race.

In a related development, Engr. Salako-Oyedele, has congratulated the 2021 graduating students of Mercyland International School, Ibara, Abeokuta, saying the school is where life foundation is made and first step to take future career.

She advised the graduating students to make use of the opportunities and learn from the challenges.