…bags Youth Council Award
To arrest the decay in the nation’s education sector, Vice Chancellor of First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, Professor Ayobami Salami, has called on stakeholders in the education sector to unite for the transformation of the sector.
A statement issued by the spokesman, Tech-U, Femi Babatunde, said the VC made the call recently as guest lecturer at the grand finale of the 2019 United Nations International Youths Week organised by the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter, in Ibadan during the week.
Chaired by Chief Bisi Ilaka, Chief of Staff to Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, the event had in attendance youths from across the state, legislators, notable opinion moulders and other critical stakeholders.
“As an ardent stakeholder, I can state unequivocally that all hands are required on deck to harness our vast human and capital resources towards achieving educational transformation at local, regional and national levels”, Salami said.
Represented by Professor Adesola Ajayi, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the institution, Salami underscored the urgent need to revamp the subsisting model of education in the country characterised by monumental infrastructural deficit, inadequate funding, irrelevant curricular, inadequate staffing, warped orientation of learners, dismal student performance, and the resultant dysfunctional system among other sectoral deficiencies.
Professor Salami, was also honoured with an Award of Excellence in Education for his contribution to the development of education in the country by the NYCN through its chapter leader, Mrs Adebola Agbeja.
He called for an all-inclusive strategy that would place education in the country on the right pedestal.