Jonathan Urges Private Sector ,Alumni To Fund Universities



Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday urged the “to join hands with the Federal Government in forging partnerships with the universities in funding for and scholarships” in order to improve education in the country.

“We encourage organizations to join hands with the Federal Government in forging partnerships with the Universities, especially in funding for and scholarships. We are prepared to work with all relevant stakeholders to improve the education of our national economy”Jonathan said.

Speaking at the 42nd Convocation of the University of , Jonathan also said , “As proud graduates of UNN, you have an obligation to maintain a vigorous relationship with your Alma mater. All over the world, alumni groups are strengthening their -standing relationships with their Alma mater and contributing to their growth and development .  Yale and Harvard alumni contribute over 27% of the budgets of their alma mater.

He added that On our part as a Government, we have continued to work hard to make the world you are coming into, one of opportunities. Through sound economic management, infrastructural development, reform and economic diversification, we are making progress towards meeting our employment generation and development objectives through such initiatives as YouWin, SURE-P, etc”

 

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