Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday revealed that the Federal Government has released the sum of N625 billion to Nigerian universities to enable them carry out researches, teaching and community service.
Osinbajo stated this at the 30th convocation ceremony of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, assuring that the Federal Government was determined to ensure that every Nigerian child has access to quality education.
Represented by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Dagash, the vice president stressed that the government would continue to take measures towards the provision of quality education to propel national development.
According to him, the school feeding programme has enhanced enrollment and eased the burden of parents in getting their children to school.
Vowing that “the government will do everything possible towards ensuring that each Nigerian child has access to quality education”, Osinbajo noted that since the commencement of degree programmes in the Academy, it has planted seeds of intellectualism, innovative education and management.
The VP also observed that over the years, the Academy had also built a reputation of discipline and academic integrity, while effectively training military specialists.
“The institution has contributed immensely to our territorial integrity and preservation of Nigeria as a corporate entity.
“Additionally since the establishment of NDA as an officer training institution, it has produced military officers for the armed forces of Nigeria and sister African countries who have performed excellently in peacekeeping duties.”
He called on the graduates to be good ambassadors of the college and avoid acts that would tarnish their integrity.
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