The Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Alumni Association has called for more private sector investments in the nation’s education sector.
The National President of the Association, Dr Sani Ibrahim-Khalil made the call while addressing newsmen after the Association’s National Executive Council forum held in Abuja.
Dr Khalil described education as the bedrock of development.
He said for Nigeria to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s 4, adequate attention must be given to education at all levels.
He urged Nigeria to meet UNESCO required standard of budgetary allocation to education towards enhancing rapid socio-economic development.
The National President of the Association called for more public private sector collaboration in the development of education in the country.
Dr Khalil said that the Association had mapped out various intervention projects in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as part of its contributions to the educational development of the Institution.
He identified Post Graduate hostel, Secretariat and other educational facilities as some of the intervention projects of the Association in the University.
He stressed the need for Alumnus of various University and Institutions of learning to complement the efforts of Governments towards repositioning the nation’s education sector in meeting international best practices.
Dr Khalil equally emphasized the need for more funding of research works to enhance technological breakthrough in the country.
Reporting by Matthew Ayoola; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare