The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government is determined to leverage the transformation of public tertiary institutions, to outlive the landscape of the education sector.
Adamu, who was represented by Dr. Sunny Kuku, Pro-Chancellor, University of Benin and Co-founder, Eko Hospital, made the assertion at the third edition of Taxpayers’ Forum, organised by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) on Thursday, in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme has the theme: “TETFund Intervention; Catalyst For Transforming Tertiary Education in Nigeria”.
The minister said the transformation of the country’s public tertiary institutions would be a deliberate emphasis on science subjects, as was the current global trend.
He said, “I wish to urge all stakeholders in the education sector, especially the public tertiary institutions, that the government is determined to ensure that it transforms the entire landscape of our institutions.
“We have recently been approving more funds for priority content components like research, manuscript development, library development, and academic staff training and development.
“TETFund has over the years contributed immensely to the advancement of tertiary education in Nigeria, through the commitment of this respectable forum, using the two percent Education Tax (EDT) collection.”