The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the on-going upgrades in infrastructure in Federal tertiary institutions across the country would boost the quality of learning through a more conducive environment.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN disclosed this during the handover of reconstructed 1.33 kilometres internal road by his Ministry at the Federal University Oye, Ekiti State.
A statement by the Ministry’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Boade Akinola on Tuesday in Abuja said the Minister reiterated the commitment of government to bridge the infrastructural gap in the nation’s tertiary institutions through its internal road intervention projects to boost education and make the learning environment more conducive for students.
Fashola, who was represented by the Ekiti State Federal Controller of Works Engr. Ishaq Lawal, said that the intervention in internal roads within tertiary institutions is currently going on in 43 tertiary institutions, out of which 18 had been fully completed by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, admonishing the school authority to ensure that the asset was maintained and not abused.
The students of Federal University Oye, expressed renewed enthusiasm with regard to attending classes and becoming more zealous in the pursuit of their academic career as a result of the reconstructed road.
Speaking earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Kayode Shoremekun, thanked the government and the Ministry of Works and Housing for the reconstruction of the internal road within the campus to ease vehicular movement and other activities.
He urged the Minister not to abandon the school in subsequent budgetary provisions as more projects were begging for attention.
He also appealed to the Federal Government to continue to partner with the school towards ensuring the provision of necessary social amenities to cater for over twenty thousand students of the university.