Any big deal on OAU courses dis-accreditation?
Sir: Few days ago, the media, social in particular, was awashed of the sorry-story of the lost accreditation of prestigious courses like Law, Dentistry and two others, at the acclaimed ‘Africa’s Most beautiful campus’; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife by the National University Commission (NUC). At first, it came as a huge joke! My bewildered-self contacted…
‘States, agencies not aligning with FG’s national broadband plan’
Activities of majority of states in the country and some agencies are currently in cross-purposes with the move by the Federal Government to enthrone 30 per cent broadband penetration in Nigeria by end of the year.
NUC approves UNN’s distance learning programme
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of academic activities in the University of Nigeria’s Centre for Distance and e-Learning (CDeL). A statement from the University, yesterday, said notification for the approval is contained in a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor and signed by the Executive Chairman of the NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed.…
‘My vision is to produce quality graduates and leave a good legacy’
The first thing I did on assumption of duties was to know how the institution had been faring, in terms of the financial situation and departmental problems, to find lasting solutions to them.
Between free meals and hunger for learning
For the umpteenth time, the rumbling in her stomach did not go unnoticed by her classmates. Ashamed, she hid her face on her rickety desk and burst into tears.
Government cannot fund infrastructure, says Babalakin
The Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin, has said the government has no money to build infrastructure.
Why Nigerian universities rank poorly globally, by Okebukola
Former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Peter Okebukola, has attributed the poor rating of Nigerian universities globally to lack of adequate funding.
UNIJOS VC decries alleged encroachment by herders
Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Sebastian Maimako, has decried the ‘frequent encroachment’ into the institution’s property by herdsmen He said: “From issues of acute infrastructure deficit, inadequate funding and manpower to the security breaches and frequent encroachment into the university’s property among others; it behooves on our stakeholders, including the alumni, various…
NUC boss urges rebooting of tertiary institutions, rates sector low
Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed has posited that for the nation’s tertiary institutions to attain the goal of an ideal and just society, produce knowledgeable, creative, innovative and visionary class of citizens, it must be strategically rebooted. Rasheed while lamenting the sorry state of the sub-sector said tertiary education system…
Legislators and university education in Nigeria
Sir: This article is motivated by the report that,, “the House of Representatives has called on the Ministry of Education to reduce the cost of purchasing the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board...