The Professor who spoke on the lecture titled: The Challenges and Future of Private Universities in Nigeria, said that education was key to the survival of the nation, lamenting that corruption prevented the nation from providing quality education to the youths in the country.
Penpushing further reports that the University don who chronicled the evolution of university in the country, said the challenges facing government-owned universities such as lack of the needed facilities to make learning conducive, paved way for the preponderance of the private universities in the country.
The Guest Lecturer further noted that the inability of the public universities to absorb admission-seekers, equally accounted for the emergence of private universities, pointing out that apart from providing jobs and admissions, private universities have eliminated disruptions in academic calendar.
The Biochemist added that private institutions have been producing graduates with core values, stressing that character moulding were essential for any nation to grow, and called on them to strive to become authorities in defined areas, rather than attempting to be everywhere.
Penpushing further reports that, in his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Prof, Kola Oloke, said the institution has plans for the students on entrepreneurship.
“This includes the fact that every 300-level student must register his/her business with the Corporate Affairs Commission. I assure you that as a matter of must, each of our students is now incubating on a business plan”, said the Vice Chancellor.
Penpushing further reports that the Chancellor of the institution, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, said the nation was tired of producing educated crooks, noting that it was high time, Godly youths were raised.
The Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan(UI) while speaking on behalf of other awardees, Professor Abel Olayinka thanked the university management for the honour done to them and also assured that his institution would partner with the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU) in the area of entrepreneur for the betterment of the two Universities.