Nigeria will be a leading economy says Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan has said the vision to make Nigeria one of the 20 leading economies in the world was being pursued with great dedication and commitment.
President Goodluck Jonathan who disclosed that the University of Ibadan had been selected as one of six universities to benefit from the Education Tax Fund (ETF) special intervention fund of N33 billion, expresses belief that the fund would be judiciously utilised for a better turn-round in the provision of faculties.
He urged the private sector to be actively involved in the task of providing quality education, sayig that universities must define their roles and carve out a niche by designing programmes that would progressively assist government in poverty reduction, promoting health application of new technologies in the advancement of knowledge, advancing gender equality, protecting the environment, sustainable development, extending democracy and good governance.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Professor Dapo Afolabi, President Jonathan challenged the university to be more determined in the vigorous pursuit of academic excellence so as to achieve its vision which was to become a world-class institution