Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has challenged Nigerian universities to produce graduates fit largely for self-employment.
The governor made the call on Sunday at a reception organised in honour of Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. Andy Egwuyenga, at the university’s premises.
According to him, graduates of Nigerian universities should not only compete favourably with their peers in the world and should also be innovative in creating jobs.
He congratulated Egwunyenga on his emergence as vice chancellor, saying “I must appreciate all of you for the solidarity and I congratulate you on your emergence as the Vice Chancellor of DELSU.
“I am aware that you understand the level of challenges on your table and should work to ensure that those who leave the university gainfully employ themselves and are innovative.
“For the Vice Chancellor to succeed, the academic community and the non-academic staff must cooperate with him.”
In his speech earlier, the vice chancellor had said that the thanksgiving was to appreciate God for the appointment.
He commended Okowa for his commitment to the development of the university.