Though a private university, the desire of the founder of Kola Daisi University is to offer sound education to the youths at a reduced cost and fill the vacuum that exists in the nation’s education sector.
Making this disclosure was the vice chancellor of Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, Prof. Kolawole Jayeoba.
According to Jayeoba, the founder, Chief Kola Daisi, recognised the vacuum in the tertiary education system in the country and that it was his desire to fill the space and link the less privileged youths with opportunities.
He added that the university would take off in September and that all students would be accommodated on the campus.
He said, “This is the first opportunity for an Ibadan indigene to invest heavily in education sector.
The desire to contribute to the progress of youths in Nigeria made the founder to be considerate with students because it is not solely established as a profit-making venture.
“We feel that education must be affordable. It is not that the proprietor will like to make money from the school, but he is concerned about providing quality education.
Government alone cannot finance education any longer. Our fees will be highly subsidised by the proprietor. The founder has a generous nature and he likes everybody to benefit from whatever God has given him.”
The VC also urged owners of private universities to consider the nation’s needs and structure their projects towards the production of graduates that could provide the needs.
“We really want to identify students that can be productive for this country. Grooming students for leadership is one of the features of universities these days. Every student must aspire to be a leader. They should be taught to be job creators and to know the process of making decisions,” said Jayeoba.