Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said that the fate of Nigeria remains with the intellectual minds who have the ability to turn the country around for the better.
The governor was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, at the 35th Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) conference held at Kano University of Science and Technology KUST on Monday.
He said no nation will prosper without giving priority to the enhancement of it’s educational sector.
He said in six years of the present administration in the state, a lot has been done to develop education at the two existing universities such as the KUST, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, (YUMSUK) and other tertiary institutions in the state.
On the viability of the conference, Ganduje said there was no better time to hold it than now given the theme ‘Path ways to green investing creative funding and DARQ Technologies in Nigerian Universities.”
He said “this year’s theme was carefully chosen to address issues of sustainable growth and development of the university system in Nigeria to make it more responsive to the challenges of investments, fundings and digital technologies in our educational and learning management systems.”
In his remarks, the KUST Vice Chancellor, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa, who is also the host, described this year’s involvement of the private sector and industry resource persons as a means to pave way for better complementary relationship between the academics and the industry which he hoped will open another turning point for all Nigerian Universities .
The KUST VC used the opportunity to thank the state government for the provision of adequate funding to cater for all the accreditation requirements of the National University Commission (NUC) which resulted in the attendance of 100 full accreditation status of all programmes offered by the university.