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Friday, 18 November 2016

Dangote Receives Honorary PhD From University Of Ibadan

Africa’s richest entrepreneur and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has advocated Public Private Partnership (PPP) for the funding of tertiary education in Nigeria.





Dangote who was conferred with a honorary degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), alongside two other eminent Nigerians, Professor Niyi Osundare and Chief Bode Amao, by the University of Ibadan (UI) at the 68th Foundation Day Ceremony of the university yesterday, asked that the university be accorded a special attention in this regard.





“I believe that the UI deserves special attention not just because of its status as Nigeria’s oldest university, but also because of its invaluable contribution to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation. With adequate funding, I believe the university will be able to compete favourably with the best universities in the world,” Dangote stated.

While stressing that the federal government alone could not shoulder the burden of funding tertiary education, Dangote reiterated the need for Public Private Partnership, saying, “This is where Public Private Partnership (PPP) comes in. I strongly believe the private sector must go beyond the payment of the 2% education levy to join hands with the state and federal governments in funding tertiary education in Nigeria.”

He donated N250 million to the UI, saying, “We hope that this token will go some way in assisting the university towards the completion of some ongoing projects,” and adding, “If there are two things that I am passionate about, they are education and entrepreneurship.”

Speaking earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka had announced that the convocation ceremony was featuring the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees on a total of 442 candidates spread over 11 faculties, two institutes and two centres.

from Dailytrust


15 comments:

miss Aboki the great said...

End time Sylvia Nduka

Rhoda Rex said...

Congratulations to him

Emmanuel Akpabio said...

Thats very nice of him. #250M isnt a "token" o!....thats extra large!!! very soon, UI will stand out.

Loveme Jeje said...

Congrats. Money can buy even life.

Bisola said...

Lol at " I donate this token".
250 million Naira token....Token goals, it Is well. We will get there.
Chai! And I was at that U.I convocation on Tuesday.. Mr Dangote, why did you not show up the day I was there nah?

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Starjoy said...

Very good of him

Adadioramma said...

Ok o, congrats sir.

Kachi said...

Congratulations to him

Spicy April said...

Good to 👂. He deserves it. Greatest UIte!!! We rock.

charitybino said...

Good initiative.

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

The University of Ibadan. Nigeria's ivy league school that never was. Hopefully it will be soon.

Anonymous said...

I can understand Dangote bring given an honorary PHD but still puzzle me why same award was given to Sade Okoya at LASU? What is her contribution to the community apart from her being a trophy wife and superficial? Only in a screwed up Nigeria will
such happens. #endtime

Anonymous said...

I can understand Dangote bring given an honorary PHD but still puzzle me why same award was given to Sade Okoya at LASU? What is her contribution to the community apart from her being a trophy wife and superficial? Only in a screwed up Nigeria will
such happens. #endtime

ololade Salaudeen said...

So U.I sef dey give honorary p.h.d, money is good, the award is well deserved thou. congrars sir

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

Just discussing with my friends and I think he should give them the money in kind and on projects. Not cash. Because.... hmmm... okay oh

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