Prof. Okebukola, who delivered a lecture entitled: ‘The Place and Continued Relevance of Private Universities Globally’, stated that there was need for private universities to be given grant-in-aid and have unfettered access to Tertiary Education Trust Fund(TETFUND) .
Prof. Okebukola predicted that the future of private universities is bright in Nigeria and that all efforts be made in helping them to rise to stardom to boost the country’s ranking globally.
Governor Fayose went on to note the the Institution, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) was the second largest employer of labor in the state, and the Teaching Hospital could not be compared to any in the country and on the African continent.
Whilst performing the Commissioning The Vice President, lauded Chief Afe Babalola(SAN), the founder of the institution as a lover of humanity praising his vision, as the day was momentous for Nigeria.
“This hospital will go a long way in conserving funds being spent by Nigerians on medical trips abroad.
With this, Nigerians can now be treated by Nigerians.” he said.
“It takes a man with vision and large heart for his nation and people to do this. It will help in addressing the poor heath indicators in our system,” the VP said.