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Governor Proposes Solution To A New Nigeria

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The Governor of Imo State and former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Hope Uzodinma has said that “if Information, Communication Technology (ICT) innovation hubs in some selected Universities across the geopolical zones of the country were effectively managed, Nigerian Universities would be able to regain their relevance and original mission of functioning as generators of knowledge and Technology to equip and support our youths to contribute value in an ever expanding digital economic world order”.

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He also said that “efforts should be intensified to establish the ICT hubs in all the Universities and possibly in primary and secondary schools”.

Senator Hope Uzodinma, made the call during a lecture titled “Why Universities Should Lead The Way To A New Nigeria” of the 52nd convocation lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) on Thursday at the princess Alexandria Unity Hall and Theatre.Governor Hope Uzodinma Proposes Solution To A New Nigeria

He said that “there is no doubt the future surely holds great prospect for Nigeria’s digital economy when all our higher education institutions are transformed into smart Universities imbued with the knowledge base and competitive edge to match their contemporaries in other parts of the world “.

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According to him, “the other step to take is to strengthen the law establishing the Nigerian universities commission so that it can strickly enforce the best standards in all universities”.

He said, “Universities should be empowered to withdraw the certificate of any of its graduates indicted for any form of criminality and/or corruption after graduation”, adding that, “since the universities vouch for the character of their graduates by certifying same in their certificates, the beneficiary should know that the certificate can be withdrawn if they become of bad character “.

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” In like manner, lecturers who are indicted of extortion, sorting or sexual harassment should, in addition to jail terms, de-robed of all their academic qualifications. Similar fate should be visited on Lecturers and University authories who misuse or misappropriate funds meant for research and administration”, he said.

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