Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, made case for home-grown technologies, innovations and creative ideas that would help the country solve its myriad of challenges at the Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State 10th convocation.
Speaking at the university campus, the Vice President also made advocated for application of native intelligence to the interpretation of academic knowledge in order to make it relevant and solve societal problems.
Represented by the acting Chairman of Redeemer’s University Board of Trustees, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, the Vice President described 423 graduating students of the university as a generation of hope for the country.
He told them: “The world today is technological-driven. Agriculture, health care cum medical sciences, among others, are being controlled by the nations of superior technological expert.
“And being technological savvy, your generation is the only hope we have.”
Also speaking, the Vice Chancellor of the Redeemer’s University, Prof. Debo Adeyewa, urged government at all levels to come up with a blueprint on adequate funding of education in the country.
The Vice Chancellor, who said such a blueprint would help secure the future of present and future generations in the country, noted that adequate investment in education would guarantee a strong and bright future for the country.
He called on the graduating students to be good ambassadors of the university wherever they go.
According to him: “Investment in education should be a collaborative effort between government and other stakeholders, but dynamically and passionately driven by government as the overall key stakeholder that is critically accountable to the current and future of the country.