President Muhammadu Buhari has said that graduates in the country must have credible school certificates.
Reacting to concerns over what is being said that Nigerian Universities produce semi-literate graduates in recent times, Buhari promised to give more attention to improving personnel and infrastructure of universities to produce quality graduates.
“The future of the country depends on quality education and our certificates must be credible to inspire confidence,’’ he said.
The president said this when the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) led by Professor Biodun Ogunyemi visited him at the State House.
Buhari, who had issues with his WAEC certificate during the 2015 presidential election, assured that top priority of his administration will be placed on development goals of the country, stressing that effective and efficient operation of universities will go a long way in improving the economy, especially with focus on science and technology.
He then tasked the Ministry of Education to put in more effort in ensuring that Nigerian universities are properly funded, with adequate infrastructure and staffing.