Prof. Peter Okebukola
Controversy over severance benefits of UNIBEN ex-VC
Amid penury and soul-wrenching struggle by Nigerian university students to contend with dilapidating learning infrastructures such as hostels on campus...
‘Why NUC deserves stakeholders’ support in revitalising university education system’
First, let me congratulate the executive secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed for the eagle eyes of the commission in picking out the blight of fake professors from the fabric...
‘Nigeria needs strong political will to get its universities to world-class standard’
Former Executive Secretary of the. National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola has described the country’s university system as a “mere toddler” when viewed against its counterparts in advanced countries.
Why African varsities are poorly rated by Okebukola
Eminent scholar and former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola, has identified reasons why African...
Nigerian students and insatiable appetite for foreign certificates
The nation’s tertiary education system always sticks out like sore thumb and it is less than bemusing when the federal government announced in April it was auditing 40,000 foreign certificates obtained by Nigerian students from universities abroad. As the country suffers from the consequences of taking education with a pinch of salt, Head, Education Desk,…
Afe Babalola seeks unified exams for final year varsity students
University administrator, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has suggested to the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Federal Ministry of Education to adopt unified examinations for final year students in every course in Nigerian universities. The eminent lawyer, who spoke yesterday at the 10th matriculation ceremony and award for Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) alumni who…
‘Provinciality will spell doom for Nigerian varsities’
The former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Peter Okebukola, has said that ethnicity and provinciality would run Nigerian varsities aground if great care is not taken.
Caution as CBN, NERDC plan inclusion of financial education in curricula
The quest to increase the level of financial inclusion in the country from 53.7 per cent, which it was in 2010 to 80 per cent by 2020, prompted the recent partnership between the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Educational Research....
Farewell to contentious, multiple admission interviews, exams
Since making that declaration, the protagonists and their antagonists are hard at work, in their bid to outdo each other, as their “superior arguments wafts across, even with some commentators also calling for the outright abrogation of the UTME.
Okebukola decries poor access to learning by girl-child
“Women and girls are Africa’s greatest untapped resource, and it is they, not diamonds or oil and minerals, that will be the foundation for solid, sustainable and equitable progress.
Okebukola criticises new criteria for admission into tertiary institutions
Prof. Peter Okebukola, a former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), has criticised the recently announced method of admitting students into tertiary institutions, saying it amounted to admitting candidates blindly.