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Nigeria Needs Home-Grown Innovations – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for home-grown technologies, innovations and creative ideas that would assist the country to solve its challenges.

Osinbajo made the remarks during the 10th convocation of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun.

The Vice President said there was also the need for application of native intelligence to the interpretation of academic knowledge so as to make it relevant to solve societal problems.

Osinbajo was represented by Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, the acting Chairman of Redeemer’s University Board of Trustees.

Osinbajo, who described the graduating students as generation of hope for the country, urged them to take up the task of solution provider.

” The world today is technological-driven. Agriculture, health care cum medical sciences , among others are being controlled by the nation’s of superior technological expert.

“And being technological savvy , your generation is the only hope we have”.

Prof. Debo Adeyewa, the Vice Chancellor of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun, has called on government at all levels to come up with a blueprint on adequate funding of education in the country.

Adeyewa said such blueprint would helped to secure the future of present and future generations in the country.

The don make the remarks during the 10th convocation ceremony of university on Thursday in Osogbo.

Adeyewa said that adequate investment in education would guaranttee a strong and bright future for the country.

He said, ” Investment in education should be a collaborative effort between governmnet and other stakeholder but dynamically and passionately driven by government as the overall key stakeholder that is critically accountable to the current and future for the country.

“Government should therefore take a bold constructive and non-partisan view of the current state of education with a view to revitalise the sector for the common good of the entire country”.

On the highlights of the convocation, Adeyewa said 423 students would be graduating, with 27 of them made first class honours.

He said 160 were in the second class upper division, 179 with second class lower, 57 in third class while six were with a pass.

Adeyewa addes that 3 postgraduate in diploma, 42 Msc and MBA, as well as two PHDs were among the post graduating students.

He urged the graduating students to be good ambassador of the university wherever they go.

In his remarks, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma(rtd.), the University Chancellor, urged the graduating students not to see the convocation as a mark of final exit from the University but rather as an opportunity to xontinue to aupport the development of the institution.

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