KANO—The National President of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Alumni Association, Dr. Chioke Nwanne, has stressed the role of functional education in advancing the course of democracy in Nigeria.
Nwanne who spoke at a press conference in Kano, argued that functional education offered an enduring solution to the myriads of democratic challenges currently facing the country.
The country democracy, he stated, stood to gain immensely if the federal and state governments would dedicate their resources and redirect some of their policy thrusts in favour of functional education of Nigerians.
According to him, it is for this reason that they had selected the topic: “Democracy and Functional Education in Nigeria” as the theme of its 22nd Biennial Convention which would take place in Asaba, Delta State on Saturday.
Dr. Nwanne noted that the convention, which would be chaired by Professor Osa Dennis, would be attended by members of the association from across Nigeria, including the members of the governing council of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He commended the university’s governing council for the steps so far taken to correct some of the administrative lapses in the institution.
He also urged them not to relent in their efforts to return the university to the path of progress envisioned by the founding fathers.
Nwanne decried the protracted strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of the Universities, ASUU, and appealed to the lecturers to return to their classrooms in the interest of the students and Nigerians in general.