ASUU Strike: Government Must Invest In Education – Don
The Dean, School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Prof. Emevwo Biakolo, has urged the Federal Government to invest in education.
He made the appeal while announcing fresh undergraduate programmes for the university.
Some of the new courses are Mass communication, Business Administration and Accountancy.
Biakolo, who said the new programmes would commence in September 2014, noted that no nation could afford to toy with education.
He said, “The government must invest rightly in education. No nation can thrive without a great number of its people being educated. Education is at the heart of development.
So, the government should solve the crisis by re-visiting the agreement it reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities in 2009.” Biakolo said it was sad that students who should be in the school were at home, due to the lingering strike.
Justifying the introduction of Mass Communication in the university at the undergraduate level, he explained that it was due to demand from parents and the need to build adequate manpower for the nation.
He said, “Many people have been asking us to do this, so they could send their children here, to serve an industry in need of excellence and to prepare students for exciting world of media and communication.”
The university’s Deputy Dean, School of Business Administration, Prof. Chantal Epie, said for people to run successful business organisations in the country, they must acquire knowledge.
She explained that the undergraduate programmes in Business Administration and Accountancy would help to lay a solid foundation for youths.