The Federal Government through the Minister Of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, represented by the Director of Tertiary Education, Hajiya Fatima Ahmad had urged public Institutions to seek alternative funding due to the recession.
He also adviced institution to increase the level Information Communication Technology, as the World had move from a normal class to a Digital class.
He said, "Resource constraint is a challenge we are facing. However, the reality for now is the effective and efficient management of all resources available –human, material or financial. I would also want to urge you to come up with a framework for funding tertiary education to augment the statutory sources which are not adequate. This is critical because education, as we all know, is a critical nexus in the development process.
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“With the present drive for global comparability and harmonisation of tertiary education qualifications, ICT deployment is a must feature in our educational institutions. The current deployment is low and most education officials lack ICT skills.
“There is also a shortage of ICT personnel across the nation. Issues of broadband and power outages are constraining factors that government is trying to address. However, we must look out for alternative support because government cannot do it alone.”
The issue of alternative funding was also stressed by the Senate President who was represented by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Education and Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Jibrin Bala, who pledged the support of the Senate to making laws to further assist the education sector.