Nigeria needs better, not more universities
There is a sense in which one can claim that it is provocative that the authorities in Nigeria have continued to ignore the groundswell of informed commentaries that Nigeria needs better
High acceptance fees, sundry charges versus tuition-free status of varsities
The Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11, 1993 as amended by Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions)(Amendment) Act No. 55 of 1993, indicates that public universities
How official ineptitude, development ignite land disputes among varsities and communities
Ineptitude on the part of the government at all levels leading to the excessive acquisition of lands for the establishment of universities in Nigeria without adequate plans
NUC orders universities to resume January 18
National Universities Commission (NUC) on Friday, directed vice-chancellors of universities to resume academic activities on January 18, 2021. Chris Maiyaki, NUC’s deputy executive secretary (administration), in a statement, said the instruction was given in line with the directive of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the resumption of schools across the country. Maiyaki…
‘Learning mathematics should be fun and interesting’
Some secondary students recently had fun and educative moment at the Ajayi Crowther University, where they gathered to participate in an awareness week on mathematics.
Plights of academics in Nigeria’s public universities
It is becoming worrisome that protecting, providing and promoting the welfare and well being of Nigerian workers mean little or nothing to our government.
Varsity tasks institutions on qualitative, employable graduates
To address the increasing cases of unemployment in the country, universities must produce competent and disciplined graduates. Besides, they must nurture worthy leaders for emerging industries and economies.
Letter to young Nigerians: Facing the new decade - Part 3
The question for many of our young people today is: what is your passion? How can you take the skills that you have, and add value to the world around you?
Inside Nigeria’s ivory tower where fake professors ‘nurture’ tomorrow’s leaders
Nigeria has a history of endemic corruption and the announcement by the National Universities Commission (NUC) that there are over 100 fake professors in the nation’s tertiary institutions that leave much to be desired. In this piece, Iyabo Lawal, Ujunwa Atueyi (Lagos), Lawrence Njoku (Enugu), Saxone Akhaine (Kaduna), Kanayo Umeh (Abuja), Muritala Adewale (Kano), and…