FUNDING OF UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA:  ATTITUDE OF NIGERIANS TO GIVING “The average Nigerian has come to believe that everything must be free and that government must provide all. Unfortunately, Nigerians were fed, by successive governments with wrong notion of who should fund university education”. The National Assembly a few days ago passed the 2017 Budget…

 INDISCIPLINE IN NIGERIA’S EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (3) “Good academic qualifications without good foundation of self-discipline, the individual is useless to him/herself, family and the society”. Over the past two weeks I have examined the growing issue of indiscipline in Nigerian educational sector. I have stated how there is a growing menace of substance abuse amongst Nigerian…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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