By Umar Salam.
President Muhammadu Buhari has criticized Nigerian universities for failing to orchestrate “ground-breaking researches” in various fields of human interest.
The president disclosed this today in a message he sent at the fourth convocation ceremony of the Federal University (FUDMA), Dutsinma, in his home state of Katsina.
President Buhari appraised the development of Nigeria’s tertiary education since independence, stating that “it is not heart-warming that in our over 58 years of independence, Nigerian universities are slow in discoveries and inventions.”
He further encouraged, “all universities to come out of their shells to conduct researches that will attract industries to patronise the universities in order to enhance and improve their capacities to produce and diversify their products.”