Abubakar Adamu Rasheed
NUC sets 2023 target to achieve university revitalization Goals
The National Universities Commission (NUC) yesterday unveiled its set goals for the revitalization of university’s system in the country.Part of the goals includes 20 percent increase in students’ access to university education and 20 percent reduction of manpower deficit in the university by 2023.
Nigerian varsities’ need for internationalisation of staff, student structure
In the past, the nation’s educational institutions had a staff mix of international scholars teaching in both secondary and tertiary schools.
Menace of illegal universities and NUC’s burden
The large number of public and private universities in Nigeria has not meant easy access to university education. Some stakeholders in the sector believe that is due to the low carrying capacity of the universities.
President alleges financial recklessness in varsities, seeks prosecution of suspects
President Muhammad Buhari has accused universities’ management of gross financial impropriety. He raised the alarm at the weekend, during the 34th Convocation of Bayero University, Kano. The president stressed that the managements of many universities were also guilty of high handedness in the discharge of their duties. He expressed Federal Government’s concern about pending cases…
Odili floats first private medical varsity
Receiving the documents, Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, warned that the proposed university is a huge capital-intensive project that might not yield financial returns in the short run.
Vanishing dream of national unity through NYSC, schools
The declaration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as the winner of the April 16, 2011 presidential election had sparked off riots in some northern parts of the country following disagreements over election results.
Buhari declares anti-graft war in Nigerian universities
President Buhari, who dropped the hint yesterday, at the 33rd Convocation ceremony of Bayero University Kano, disclosed that the Federal Government is concerned about the financial recklessness and high handedness of some university authorities.
Aregbesola wants agric graduates to be self-reliant
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has tasked university graduates to embrace self-employment in agriculture and other gainful engagements to stem the tide of unemployment.
NUC boss tasks varsity staff on academic qualifications
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has disclosed that fewer than 60 per cent of academic staff members and lecturers across Nigeria’s 143 universities have bagged the PhD degree.