THE ANATOMY ACT: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES (1) “Since the enactment of the Anatomy Act, many developments have taken place which necessitates a revision or an amendment. The world has changed so much that aging statutes certainly need to be revisited. It is my view that the law is archaic and needs an overhaul”. INTRODUCTION The examination…

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL: SERVICE ABOVE SELF AN IDEOLOGY WORTHY OF EMULATION (4) “Based on these facts, it would be impossible for Nigerian Universities to compete favourably with any of the top universities in the world let alone drive innovation and maintain qualitative levels of delivery without donations, endowments or gifts from sources other than government”. Last week…

  REPORT OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE: NEED FOR A REFERENDUM (2) “Members of the National Assembly cannot legitimately argue that the same people who voted them into office cannot be heard in a referendum on a matter of primary importance including those affecting their pecuniary interest such as (a) membership of both national and state assembly on…

MINISTER’S PRONOUNCEMENT TO SCRAP POST-UTME EXAMS: A SERIOUS MISTAKE (3) POST –UTME: A RESCUE MECHANISM  As I stated last week, it must always be borne in mind that the post-UTME exercise was conceived as a rescue mechanism in response to the falling standard of education in Nigeria. Notwithstanding the fact that the exercise must of necessity…

MINISTER’S PRONOUNCEMENT TO SCRAP POST-UTME EXAMS: A SERIOUS MISTAKE “Most importantly, the introduction of Post-UTME examination has rendered the jumbo marks hitherto obtained by unscrupulous students from JAMB useless and irrelevant. Its revocation will pave way for the return of the abominable practice that damage the image of JAMB ”. On the 2nd June, 2016 the…

ILLEGAL UNIVERSITIES ON THE INCREASE “Amend NUC Law to empower closure and forfeiture of illegal institutions and impose life jail for their proprietors”. I have over the past weeks focused on the reasons for the advent of Private Universities and why despite the challenges being faced by them, the portrayal of these schools, in the…

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION “The reality in Nigeria however is that government and private individuals have yet to fully appreciate that private universities deserve financial attention in the form of grants, donations and endowment”. In the past four editions I have been discussing some of the issues raised in the article of Mr….

PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES: THE HOPE OF NIGERIA’S TERTIARY EDUCATION (5)  “Congratulations sir, for being a beacon of hope for generation of Nigerian parents who desperately desire a great future for their children without sending them to study abroad”.  In this edition, I will examine the criticism levied by Mr. Laolu Harolds against NUC and Private Universities on…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE-NEED TO REVIEW THE PROCESS OF APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES (8) “In the sixties when I began the practice of Law, appointment to the Bench was strictly on merit. At that time, appointments were by invitations… The advantages of this were obvious. Firstly as stated earlier, it ensured that only the brilliant…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE-NEED TO SEPARATE OF INVESTIGATIVE AND PROSECUTORIAL FUNCTIONS OF EFCC AND ICPC (7) “Where there is a separation of the duties of investigation and prosecution, there will be increased likelihood of fairness to an accused who will by this development be shielded from unfair persecution or even prosecution”. Over the course…

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