The president made the call in Kano on Saturday at the 32nd Convocation Ceremony of Bayero University Kano (BUK).
Buhari, who was represented by Hajiya Halima Umar, Director of Tertiary Education, Federal Ministry of Education, also admonished university managements to be transparent.
“Universities need to have managers that are prudent and transparent in the deployment of resources for infrastructural and educational development of citizens.
“We will continue to have zero tolerance for corruption,’’ Buhari said.
He said the Federal Government would continue to give universities the necessary support to enable them discharge their duties effectively.
The president called on universities to explore other avenues of raising funds to complement the efforts of Federal Government.
The president also urged the private sector and non-governmental organisations to increase their collaboration with the Federal Government for the realisation of set targets for the development of education sector.
Earlier in his speech, the Vice Chancellor, BUK, Prof Yahuza Bello, had lamented that persistent erratic power supply and scarcity of were the major challenges of the institution.“