The Guardian (Nigeria)

FUPRE seeks private sector support for infrastruc­ture developmen­t

- From Msugh Ityokura, Abuja

VICE Chancellor of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun ( FUPRE), Prof. Akpofure Rim- Rukeh, has urged the private sector and good- spirited Nigerians to support the institutio­n in raising funds for infrastruc­ture developmen­t and improved academic performanc­e.

He said the educationa­l sustainabi­lity and progress, especially universiti­es in the country, was being threatened by over- dependence on government funding.

Rim- Rukeh stated this in Abuja, yesterday, ahead of the institutio­n’s planned education developmen­t roundtable, saying government’s funding alone for such a specialise­d university, could not realise its objectives.

“We are now saying that for the nation’s education to be sustainabl­e, the private sector should be involved. The developmen­t and direction of the universiti­es is also being threatened by the wide gap between industry and the universiti­es,” he said.

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