- Tobechi Chigbu
- Owerri, Imo State
I'm trying to excite tertiary education institutions in Nigeria to explore the alumni option in funding their needs. Any thoughts and help?
Informed managers of tertiary education worldwide understand that the Alumni of every University, College or Polytechnic provides the basic funding support for their alma mater. In Nigeria, Alumni Associations only exist to collect "Registration Dues" from graduating students every year and do not care to maintain contacts with them thereafter. What online and/or offline tracking facilities can one mobilise to activate or reactivate interest of old students to take interest in the growth and development of their Alma Mater?
It is absurd that Universities should continue to almost totally depend on subvention from the Federal Government for their existence and take no thought about compromising academic neutrality. Overall development of the Nation is stultified to the degree that the front line critics of government depend on it for funding.