Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on Thursday advised private universities in the country to make their mark in research and development.
Aregbesola, who gave the advice at the 10th convocation lecture of Lead City University, Ibadan, said that: “it is the critical areas of intellectual needs”.
The lecture was entitled “Evolution of Private Universities and Issues Miscellany in the Governance of the Federation.”
According to him, private universities are expected to provide ideal leadership by guiding the society on the part of inevitable change.
He said that ever since the discovery of electromagnetic induction in 1831, most parts of the country still remained in darkness even when most universities have Departments of Physics and Electrical Engineering.
“One of the challenges that the universities must solve is how to see university education as a compulsory…
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