By Rasaq Ibrahim, hustle Ekiti founding father of Afe Babalola University, hustle Ekiti(ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola(SAN), has decried the poor funding of public universities, stating it accounts for the despicable condition of tertiary education within the nation. Babalola lamented the federal has systematically underfunded education sector with bare allocation of seven p.c of the national budget. He spoke in ABUAD on Friday throughout a ceremony marking the ninth day of remembrance of the establishment. consistent with him: “It is worrisome the FG might earmark seven p.c fund allocation to fund education, once the world organisation academic and Socio Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) suggested twenty six per cent. “I are Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, University of Lagos(UNILAG) and that i knew that the colleges lack facilities and instrumentation to be of high customary. “In our universities, students don’t seem to be resident in colleges, some stayed outside the lecture theatres to receive lectures. “Some even use forest as bathrooms, lecturers don’t seem to be paid as and once due, of these are intolerable. “FG should search for funds to form our universities be of high customary.” He backed the educational employees Union of Universities (ASUU) on the continued strike action, locution it absolutely was a excusable move. The legal guiding light said: “ASUU’s case is robust now and that i support them in spite of the actual fact that i’ve got been criticizing them in recent past, however I stand with them now. “ASUU alleged that over seventy p.c of the comes in our universities are uncompleted for lack of funds and corruption, this can be wrong. “In ABUAD, we have a tendency to complete our comes in time. we have a tendency to engineered our Planetorium among six months. Some federal universities started theirs ten years agone and that they haven’t completed it.” Babalola explained that ABUAD has earned desirable height and become one in every of the most effective universities in Federal Republic of Nigeria among 9 years of its operation as a result of the management works further exhausting to form its vision a reality “In the graduate school examinations conducted in 2018, twelve ABUAD students got top quality with one rising overall best. “They bestowed thirty six prizes and our students carted away twenty four of them. This showed that ABUAD could be a haven wherever sharpening of intellectual mind is our priority.” He saluted the purpose of the employees in their commitments in causative to ABUAD turning into a number one university in Federal Republic of Nigeria, warning the management shall deploy rigorous measures those not supporting the vision of the establishment, that was to bring a paradigm shift to college education. He said: “We shall still celebrate those employees United Nations agency are operating to stay the quality we have a tendency to set and that we have achieved for ourselves. however whoever needs to bring it down among the scholars and academics shall be sanctioned, people who don’t wish to share our vision should depart. “From next week Monday, we’ll begin teachers’ annual assessment to be able to understand people who are operating for our glory here and that they shall get their rewards”. He urged federal to extend fund allocation allotting to education sector to organize Nigerians for international fight and monitor the uses of the taken fund.