A former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Peter Okebukola, has said that there will be great improvements in schools and universities in physical resourcing and welfare of staff because of improved funding.
According to him, the dividend of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will be a huge injection of more funds into our universities.
Okebukola, who disclosed this while speaking with The Tribune, on the issues that would possibly shape the sector in 2019 stressed that this year, will see to the attainment of not less than 60% of the objectives of the Ministerial Strategic Plan 2016-2019.
He said: “January 2019 will also witness the formal launch of the Rasheed Revitalisation Blueprint for Nigerian Universities and the active pursuit of its targets on access, quality, governance, research and innovation, curriculum renewal, ICT deployment and reduction in academic corruption.
“As shown by trends in election years, the 2019 general elections will impact positively on the education sector as the winners will strive to impress by trying to fulfil their election promises to the citizenry in the first year of assuming the reins of power or renewing their mandate.
“Thereafter, we cannot be too sure as our politicians are too quick to forget promises they make to the electorate.”