Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has stated that institutions of higher learning in the country will only be relevant when they start producing problem-solvers and not just certificate holders.
Akeredolu emphasised that the hollow repetition of outdated and inapplicable theories taught in the institutions of learning will only produce highly certificated citizens who lack capacity to solve basic problems.
The governor maintained that all true centres of learning must be up and doing at this crucial moment in the country, adding that: “We live in a period when the interventions of true intellectuals are needed to illumine darkened paths.”
According to Richard Olatunde, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Akeredolu spoke at the 12th and 13th combined Convocation ceremonies of the Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo in Oyo State where he was conferred with an award of Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) of the University.
The governor noted that activities in the institutions of learning must be geared towards self-reliance, saying science must be promoted above all superstitious beliefs.