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The Committee of Professional-Chancellors of State Universities has referred to as on stakeholders throughout the college system to work collectively in addressing the challenges going through the sector.

The President of COPSUN, Senator Joshua Lidani, made this assertion on Tuesday in Lagos throughout the opening ceremony of the seventh biennial convention of the Committee of Professional-Chancellors of State Universities in Nigeria.

The theme of the convention was ‘Efficient college governance: the position of stakeholders.’

Lidani, who can be the Professional-Chancellor of Gombe State College, mentioned the theme touches on varied governance points throughout the college system.

He listed a few of the challenges presently going through the college and tertiary schooling sector, similar to corruption practices, id fraud, irregular examination centres, insufficient funding and the proliferation of universities.

He additionally expressed considerations in regards to the discriminatory and untimely dissolution of boards and administration boards of upper schooling establishments, and the delays of their re-establishment.

“The arbitrary and untimely dissolution of governing councils and boards of tertiary establishments, coupled with delays of their re-establishment, not solely represent unlawful acts but additionally create important administrative vacuums resulting in a number of anomalies. The incessant strikes by ASUU and different unions have had a profound impression on stability, high quality and requirements. The proliferation of universities and insufficient funding additional exacerbate these challenges.

“Whereas this convention alone might not absolutely resolve these points, it serves to lift public consciousness of the threats to governance, requirements and high quality throughout the tertiary schooling system. It’s crucial that stakeholders recognise the magnitude of those points. Failure to handle them urgently might result in the deterioration of our schooling system, undermining the boldness of different international locations. The earlier we recognise and tackle these challenges, the higher.

“I’ve little doubt that this convention can chart a method ahead and supply steering on how stakeholders can successfully contribute to enhancing schooling requirements within the nation,” he mentioned.

The Chairman of the opening ceremony and former Chief of Workers to former President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, inspired the Chancellorship proponents to formulate motion plans to convey their establishments to the extent of competence and attractiveness seen in federal and personal universities.

Gambari mentioned that on this method, universities can retain their finest lecturers and workers and thus entice the very best college students from the pool of appropriate candidates.

“State universities ought to strategically carve out particular niches that leverage their distinctive relative benefits to strengthen their place within the instructional panorama.

“In the event that they efficiently obtain this, they’ll lay a basis for creating and gaining recognition for his or her model,” he mentioned.

The keynote tackle was delivered by Prof. Nuhu Yaqub.

Emeritus Professor Julius Okojie additionally careworn the significance of emotional intelligence in management roles amongst college vice-chancellors.

He argued that efficient college governance may be achieved by means of productive collaboration amongst stakeholders.

The Chairman of the Nationwide Planning Fee was Prof. Deji Omole, whereas the Chairman of the Native Planning Fee was the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State College, Ojo, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello.

The convention ends on July 12, 2024.

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