Adeyemo also emphasized the importance of continuing to improve educational environments that foster critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and a strong sense of social responsibility.
By Johnson Atoukudu:
During the general assembly held at the International Conference Centre of Lead City University in Ibadan, Nigeria, the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Registrars of Private Universities (CVCRPUN) expressed their appreciation to President Bola Tinubu for enacting the Student Loan Bill. They emphasized that the bill would increase access to tertiary education for students, whether in public or private institutions.
Professor Kabiru Adeyemo, Chairman of CVCRPUN and Vice Chancellor of Lead City University, highlighted that the student loan would provide financial support to economically disadvantaged students in both private and public universities, enabling them to pursue their academic aspirations. He acknowledged the significant growth experienced by private universities in recent years, which he attributed to their unwavering commitment to upholding high standards of quality education.
Adeyemo also emphasized the importance of continuing to improve educational environments that foster critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and a strong sense of social responsibility. He called on vice chancellors and registrars to recognize their influential roles in shaping the destiny of their institutions and the students who pass through them.
Expressing gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for introducing the student loan, Adeyemo noted that it would benefit not only public universities but also private institutions. He emphasized that disadvantaged students from humble backgrounds would have new financial opportunities to pursue their academic careers, enabling them to become influential individuals in society.
Professor Francis Igbasan, Vice Chancellor of McPherson University in Ogun State, emphasized that private universities excel in terms of equipment, faculty, and the quality of their student body. He pointed out that many undergraduate students in these universities become chartered members of professional organizations.
The event saw the participation of vice chancellors and registrars from various universities across Nigeria, with over 25 vice chancellors joining the program online.