Vice Chancellor Federal University Otuoke, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko has advised Nigerian lecturers not to use strike as the only means of driving home their demands.
The Vice Chancellor made this position known in his office during an interview with the crew of “Economy Today” for a special TV report packaged for broadcast on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) International in partnership with NUC, adding that strikes have deminished the standard of tertiary education in the country.
According to him, “strikes have disrupted the Academic Calendar in such a manner that colleagues in Nigeria cannot interact well with colleagues abroad because of the disruption”.
Assessing the Nigerian education sector vis-à-vis the University education system, Prof. Aluko advised the government to work out paths to effectively utilize Polytechnics and Colleges of Education as alternative to University education.
The Vice Chancellor who said Federal University Otuoke is poised to producing graduates that will be self reliant; informed his interviewers that the Institution is laying strong emphasis on entrepreneurial development of students.
The University Boss further said FUO is working out plans to build an integrated farm that will be an avenue for student practicals, employment and revenue generation for the University.
Prof. Aluko while speaking on cultism and examination malpractice said that the Institution has put machinery in place to check the menace and nib them in the bud.
The interview also covered areas like research in Nigeria Universities, funding, and community relations.
The crew also interviewed the Registrar, Mr. David Suowari on matters ranging from Administration, Admission and staff welfare.