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Buhari Warns Lecturers Against Academic Corruption


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday warned university lecturers against academic corruption and inciting students.

Buhari, who gave the warning at the 31st Convocation and 40th Anniversary of the University of Ilorin, said corruption goes beyond money or concerning only politicians.

He said his administration would not accept any institution or lecturer who exploited students academically and incited students to destabilise the system.

The President, represented by Secretary of Government of Federation, Mr. David Babachir, said the present administration was ready to support development of infrastructure in institutions.

He added that government would also support vocational studies and education reform as a means to ensure that graduates were fully employed.

Buhari advised the graduands to remain disciplined and uphold their integrity, stressing that they must shun corruption and all forms of social vices as they step out of the institution.

President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, spoke on ”African Agenda 2063: Fighting Poverty and Ensuring Prosperity in Africa.”

Mahama noted that African leaders must appreciate their human resources, guide it to attain total freedom.

Mahama advised leaders of Africa to lay concrete foundation for the younger generation.

He said past leaders like Idi-Amin of Uganda, Mobutu Sese Sekou of DR Congo (Zaire) ruled as if they would not die.

He urged all 54 countries that constitute the Africa Union to ensure that the aims and agenda of the union were achieved for younger generation to fulfill their destiny.

Mahama eulogised past African leaders who fought for the liberation of the continent from colonialists.
“Only sound education, peace and utilisation of human resource endowment could bring real freedom for Africans.’’

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara said he had established the Doctor Abdulfatah Ahmed Indigent support Fund to help support indigent students of the institution.

The governor also donated N10 million to the Department of Physical Sciences and Life Science of the University of Ilorin.

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