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…

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…

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…

“SACK” OF VICE CHANCELLORS AND APPOINTMENT OF NEW ONES: THE ROLE OF A VISITOR IN UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION “If the President or Visitor takes over the duty of the Council to appoint a Vice-Chancellor, he has acted ultra-vires. It must be added that the Ministry of Education or the NUC has no legal right whatsoever to…

As a result of this the Committee of Pro Chancellors under my chairmanship met to deliberate on the possibility of scrapping JAMB. At the end of intense debates which as a matter of fact was witnessed by top management of JAMB, the Committee of Pro Chancellors recommended the scrapping of JAMB to the Presidency. However…

“I am aware that in choosing institutions, students and their parents take a lot of things into consideration such as proximity, cultural or traditional background, the status or reputation of the university and even religion and economic means”.   In continuation of my examination of the controversy generated by the policy announced by the Joint…

    “The State Houses of Assembly have the powers to make laws with respect to primary education. Rather than embark on programmes which have already been embarked upon by the State governments pursuant to laws enabling them in that regard, the Federal Government should identify other ways of keying into the programs of the…

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