VICE-Chancellor, Ekiti State University (EKSU) Prof. Edward Olanipekun has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to be relentless in its battle to save lots of the education sector from whole collapse.
He spoke in Ilorin on the presentation of a e book in honour of the late Prof. Efurosibina Adegbija, a former Dean of College of Arts, College of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
The book is entitled: “Pragmatics, Linguistics, Language and Literature: Essays in honour of Efurosibina Adegbija.”
Olanipekun, who reiterated the significance of schooling as an important driver of the financial system, urged the federal government to not shirk its duty to adequately fund schooling because of the financial state of affairs of the nation brought on by the coronavirus.
He, nevertheless, referred to as on teachers throughout the nation to stay targeted of their resolve in the direction of the repositioning of education.
He stated: “Allow us to be extra resolute in our bid to save lots of the academic system from whole collapse. Allow us to proceed to supply helpful and lifelike recommendation to the federal government in any respect ranges on the revitalisation of all the academic system.
“As a physique of teachers, professionals and researchers, ASUU is the hope of Nigerians. Allow us to stay extra united than ever to make sure that the academic system survives the human-induced hazards.
“Allow us to proceed to pursue the welfare of our members without giving in to any type of intimidation from no matter quarter.”
Olanipekun additionally praised the late Adegbija for his dedication to obligation and doggedness throughout ASUU battle towards oppression in UNILORIN.
Whereas additionally lauding the late don, one of many editors of the book, Dr. Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju, described the e book as serving the dual objective of celebrating Adegbija’s exemplary scholarship and the beliefs of fact, justice and humanity that he lived and died for.
Dignitaries on the occasion included Prof. Akin Odebunmi, President, Pragmatic Association of Nigeria,Prof.Abdulrasheed Adeoye, Dean College of Arts, UNILORIN, Prof. Ade Adejum, Zonal Coordinator, ASUU Ibadan representative of Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi,ASUU President, Dr. Mosiforeba Adegbija,widow of the late don.