The former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reminded higher institutions in Nigeria that the purpose for their establishment was not only for education but for social, economic and political purpose.
The former president was; the 22nd convocation lecture of the Lagos state University tired ‘Role of Tertiary education in promoting social Cohesion and peace; opportunities social cohesion and peace; opportunities and challenges for Nigeria said this at the main Auditorium.
Olusegun said Nigeria currently have 164 universities stressing how, when, why and what has been; done to make the universities serve the purpose for which they were; created.
According to him ”if anybody tells you that you can have peace without justice, he/she is telling a lie, our universities have also stood for justice that is what led to the establishment per state and i charge them to make their purpose straight forward, he said.
The former president also said diversity is; the order of the day adding that the problem Nigerians have about the diversity is; the management caused by nepotism, favoritism, dominated by tribalism and marginalization.
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