Academic staff of tertiary institutions in the country have been advised to ensure that their products possess the qualities needed to solve the problems of the society.
Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Professor Christian Anieke gave the advice today in Enugu while declaring open, a four conference on Sustaining Quality Assurance and Innovative Research in Higher Education in Africa towards Meeting the Challenges of Economic Recession.
Among the papers presented at the conference were Innovative Curriculum develop for productive research in higher education, and conditions for innovation, economic growth and development.
It is being attended by scholars from various tertiary institutions within and outside the country.
In the address, the Vice Chancellor noted that tertiary institutions exist to solve the problems of the society.
Rev. Fr. Professor Anieke reminded the lecturers that sustaining quality depended on their activities in the classroom.
In a speech, a member of Board of Trustee of the university, Professor Joseph I. Chidobem noted with regrets that some tertiary institutions in the country had no programme on quality assurance.
Professor Chidobem commended the Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University for commitment to quality education and hosting the conference on quality assurance.
In a keynote paper delivered on his behalf by Dr. Immaculata Nwokoro, the Pioneer President, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, Professor Placid Njoku noted that the level of development of quality assurance in African Higher Education system is still weak.
Earlier, the Director of Academic Planning and chairman of the conference committee, Reverend Father Dr. Ikechukwu Ani said the gathering was to promote quality education in the country.
The conference ends on Saturday this week.
I am Godwin Umeh.