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Why tertiary institutions should seek support of philanthropists —Education minister

Why tertiary institutions should seek support of philanthropists . The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government does not have all the funds required to run federal polytechnics and colleges of education in the country.

This is as the minister stated that poor management of funds remained the major operational constraint in the education sector.

The minister stated this in Abuja on Tuesday during the inauguration of the governing council of eight federal polytechnics and six colleges of Education.

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According to Adamu, the councils of schools should think outside the box to generate more revenues and enlist the support of philanthropic organisations.

He said, “Poor management of funds remains major operational constraint in the sector. It is expected that the limited funds allocated by government should be judiciously utilised.

“Also, it is evident that government cannot provide all the funds required to run federal polytechnics and colleges of education, councils should think out of the box and endeavour to generate more revenue, outside government allocations.

“In this regard, councils should enlist the support of philanthropic organizations, individuals, and other sources of revenue through an endowment for additional funding of their institutions. It is expected that Councils will respect the Principle of Federal Character in the appointment of members of staff.”

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By Olumide Sekunowo

Content Author for @study4naija

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