Fidelity Bank Plc has advocated support for the Nigerian university system, saying that with the support from other private sectors and individuals, existing deficits within the system can be addressed.
According to the bank, with the current economic reality, the Nigerian education system, particularly the universities where research was conducted, needs to be assisted to achieve quality education thereby improving the country’s science and technology.
Hasan Imam, who is Fidelity Bank’s Executive Director, Northern Directorate, made the call on Saturday during the 33th and 34th convocation and investiture of a new chancellor of the University of Jos, Nuhu Bamalli, the Emir of Zazzau.
He said, “We are here to celebrate with the institution and with the emir who is the friend of the bank. We partner with the University of Jos so as to contribute our quota to the National development. The facilities we have donated to the university is part of our contribution to the education in Nigeria and this is one of our efforts. We will continue to do our best to ensure that a lot of Nigerians benefit from us.”
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While taking an oath of office at the event, the Emir of Zazzau also appreciated the effort of the university in ensuring quality education, noting that Fidelity Bank had been friendly with the institution and done a lot to ensure the success of the convocation.