Public universities urged to adopt technology for quality service delivery



Shina Abubakar, Osogbo

Nigerian universities have been urged to embrace technology in service delivery in order to compete with peer institutions globally.

Presenting a paper titled “Building a Sustainable University Registry in a Changing World: Challenges and Prospects”, organized by the Osun State University Registry, held at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium, Osogbo Campus, former Registrar of Ekiti State University, Dr Omojola Awosusi, said the country’s public universities must do more to engender the use of technology to meet global educational demand.

In a statement released by the school’s public relations officer, Adesoji Ademola said that Dr. Omojola in the conference, which is the registry conference which is the first in the series, recommended that the optimization of the use of technology through e-government will help the ivory towers to be more vibrant and solve the problem of standard, quality and poverty in the Nigerian system.

“It is recommended that institutions be allowed to deploy large online programs to which a host of knowledge seekers would subscribe and pay, possibly in foreign currency. “

“What we have today is that there is a lack of ethics and professionalism in the Registry today. As professional administrators, you must be problem solvers in your respective units and work to help the growth of the university system in Nigeria, added Dr Awosusi.

Osun State University conference president and pro-chancellor Mallam Yusuf Ali, SAN tasked registry administrators to imbibe the virtues of hard work and integrity and continually strive to be the best in their field.

“One thing that can never go out of fashion is knowledge. To know is to be more. The least academics can do is improve knowledge and exercise our brains to acquire and learn more. The way the world is going, the days of analog are gone forever. It is in our interest to be aware of the latest trends to fit in perfectly.

“This event is quite innovative. I would like to salute the Clerk, Mr. Gafar Shittu and his team for extending the arm of this program to other universities. It’s very important, ”Ali said.

In his remarks, Osun State University Vice Chancellor Prof. Labode Popoola instructed administrators to be diligent and dynamic in the chosen areas.

He thanked the Registry, in particular at UNIOSUN, for its commitment to due process and for paying tribute to the people awarded at the event.

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