The Vice-Chancellor, Bowen University, Iwo, Professor Joshua Ogunwole has advocated improved synergy among public and private universities in Nigeria to record breakthroughs in research.

He maintained that the best way to get a good result in research is to encourage those that have ideas to work together.

Professor Ogunwole spoke on the university campus in Iwo, during a media parley.

The academic stressed that Nigeria must create a research-friendly structure and imbibe the culture of celebrating research breakthroughs and researchers, while putting such output into use on a national level.

Speaking on contemporary teaching and learning activities in Nigeria higher institutions, he pointed out that the societal reality of the present generation had changed the nature of parenting and made children independent learners, hence school curriculum should be designed in such a way that students could learn independently with less pressure of supervision.

The Bowen University Vice-Chancellor, who said the institution pioneered online classes in Nigeria, called on education planners in the country to design a framework for e-learning to make it part of the country’s educational system.

Responding to questions on national issues Professor Ogunwale, who berated the sharp divisions among Nigerians, noted that the development was a strange phenomenon, whose root causes must be honestly investigated and dealt with, saying that all ethnic groups in Nigeria needs one another.

Mnt/Babatunde Tiamiyu

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