Labour Party’s governorship candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele says he will change the names of some existing tertiary institutions in Ekiti State and ensure it is properly funded.
Bamidele, who said this in Ifaki-Ekiti also promised to return the university to Ifaki Ekiti within the first quarter of his first year in government adding that “this would come with proper autonomy and adequate funding.”
He said “the university that was taken away from Ifaki Ekiti shall be returned in our first quarter in office and commercial activities shall be returned to your domain.”
“Ask the current administration what it has achieved with their hurried educational policies that took away the USTI from you. The only thing is that they have left the state-owned institutions worse than they met them. As a former student leader who has understanding of university administration over the years; my government will return your university to you with proper funding and full autonomy”, he said.
He said his government would further expose Ekiti State to global educational opportunities instead of narrowing it as being done by Fayemi’s government, despite Ekiti’s thirst for knowledge.