President Muhammadu Buhari has said university administrators must ensure prudent management of scarce resource at their disposal and thus be in tune with the change mantra of the present administration.
He stated this in Kano yesterday, at the 32nd Convocation Ceremony of Bayero University Kano, BUK, and also charged the varsities administrators on transparency, hard work and academic integrity.
Buhari, who was represented by Hajiya Halima Umar, Director of Tertiary Education, Federal Ministry of Education, said transparent and efficient management of the resources at the disposal of university administrators was essential because of the paucity of funds available.
“Universities need to have managers that are prudent and transparent in the deployment of resources for infrastructural and educational development of citizens. We will continue to have zero tolerance for corruption,’’ he emphasised.
Buhari assured that the federal government would continue to give universities the necessary support to enable them discharge their duties effectively and called on universities to explore other avenues of raising funds to complement the efforts of federal government.
The president also urged the private sector and non-governmental organisations to increase their collaboration with the federal government for the realisation of set targets for the development of education sector.
Earlier in his speech, the Vice Chancellor, BUK, Prof Yahuza Bello, had lamented that persistent erratic power supply was one of the major challenges of the institution.

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