- President Buhari commissioned a new library in Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete
- The president described the library, which was named after him, the best in West Africa
- Buhari while commissioning the library also urged vice chancellors of Nigerian universities to to design programmes that will benefit their host communities
President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned a state of the art library in Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete which is alleged to be the best library in West Africa.
While commissioning the edifice, President Buhari charged Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the Kwara state governor, to ensure that a competent successor takes over from the outgoing vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Na’Allah Abdrulrasheed.
The president was represented by the executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Professor Suleiman Bogoro.
The prestigious library named after the president, President Muhammadu Buhari Main Library, was commissioned in honour of the facilitator, the vice-chancellor, Professor Na’Allah.
The federal government project funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) at the cost of N3 billion is of two split buildings of six storeys fully equipped with an awesome aesthetic architectural design.
The president in his address at the commissioning ceremony also called on the vice chancellors of Nigerian universities to design policies and programmes that will have a direct bearing on their host communities.
The president decried the improper use of TETFUND high impact fund on less relevant infrastructures by some universities in the country.
“The architectural designs of this library is obviously beautiful and very exceptional. This library if not the best in the whole of Africa is surely the best in West Africa. I want to, however, plead that the school management ensures that its properly maintained to enable it to serve its purpose in this university," he said.
Earlier in his address, Professor Na’Allah commended TETFUND for the support given to the university.
He also appealed for more funds to enable the university to equip other sectors.
Also speaking at the ceremony, Governor Abdulrazaq called for the support of the federal government and donor agencies in its drive to revamp the education sector.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Kayode Alabi, decried the shameful conditions of schools in the state.
He pledged that his administration would be spending at least N11.2 billion to revamp infrastructure in various schools across the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari said the welfare and training of teachers who directly create the enabling environment for learning must be given priority in order to revive the education sector.
The president made the observation at the State House in Abuja when he received a delegation from the Arewa House Centre for Historical Documentation and Research.
The president called for more focus and research on the impact of teachers; pointing out that the quality of training, welfare and happiness of teachers has a direct impact on the quality of education children and adults get in schools.
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