Prof. Adenike Emike , the Director, Institute of Education, University of Ibadan(UI), on Monday identified inadequate funding as a major challenge confronting its affiliated centres. She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan that the affiliated programmes conformed to the standard of the institute in terms of quality and reliability. The process of affiliation with the University of Ibadan is one that takes quite some time because the process has to be go through rigorous scrutiny. “And various committees will look at the intent to affiliate by the college and then the university senate would have to approve after ensuring that all things are in place in terms facilities, in terms of lecturers, in terms of fund.” Emike said the four centres approved for the institute included the University of Education in Port Harcourt, the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, University College of Education, Ilesha, and St. Augustine College of Education in Lagos. She said that the host institutions of the programmes had the required equipment and manpower to man the centres in conformity with the standard of the university. ” It is an exercise that the UI takes seriously and with all this in place, you cannot but have a quality education at the centres,” she said. Emike said that the university staff also traveled to ensure effective monitoring of activities at the centres, adding that such travels posed some risks. She said that the university had standard agreement with the affiliated centres contrary to claims in some quarters. Emike, however, said that the university had no control over strikes by the staff of the affiliated centres, but explained that no amount of strike would compromise the standard required for the students to graduate.