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At an interactive meeting held with the media to mark his exit as the chief executive officer of the university, Professor Bamiro re-emphasised the need for re-engineering and restructuring of open university education system vis-a-vis distance learning programme, for its effective functioning in the country.
According to him, the development would go a long way in reducing the increasing number of admittable but not admitted candidates applying for admission into tertiary institutions in the country yearly.
‘’The establishment of more universities may not have much effect in the sense that it is from the existing universities in the country that the proposed universities would source for workers, especially the lecturers. It is sad to note that Nigerian universities are under staffed in terms of lecturers.
So, if Nigeria would promote and manage its open univesity system adequately as obtained in some advanced or some few developing countries, some of the higher education problems would be half solved.
You need to know some of the problems we are facing in terms of admission. We have more than what we can absorb. This explains why some parents and candidates go to any length to ensure that they get admission,’’ he said, adding that the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) would enhance the operations of distance learning programmes in the country.
Professor Bamiro decried the incessant academic instability confronting public universities in Nigeria, as he appealed to all the stakeholders within the system to find other means of expressing their grievances without paralysing the system.
While thanking God for the successful completion of his tenure, Professor Bamiro declared that the prayers of Muslim and the Christian communities on campus enhanced his performance. According to him, University of Ibadan is a praying institution and it has really helped the progress of the institution.
‘’Moreover, success is a joint efforts So, all what could be refered to as achievements in my administration were results of team work. I made bold to say that I had good team that worked with me, ‘’ he said.Share