The National Universities Commission (NUC) has disowned some
lists posted online claiming to rank the best 100 universities in
In a statement made available to The Nation, the management of the
agency noted that it has come up with only one ranking – in 2002 – both
based on performance of universities in accreditation exercises.
Stakeholders in the education sector have lauded Rivers State Governor,
Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, for his commitment towards the development of the
sector. The stakeholders, who rose from a two-day education summit in
Port Harcourt, urged Amaechi not to relent in showing exemplary
leadership in the area of sustainable development for the education
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and Executive Chairman of Abion Consulting, Mr. Davis Oni, has deplored
the emphasis placed on university degrees, insisting that the practice
has been responsible for the high rate of unemployment among university
graduates in the country.
Oni, in an interview with The Guardian,
also asked Nigerians to think about what could be responsible for the
excellent performance of Nigerian students in foreign universities, in
contrast to what obtains at home. According to him, students who study
abroad excel because of the quality and method of teaching and learning,
including materials, laboratories, workshops and other resources.
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole,
has urged the 19 northern governors to invest more in western education
to reduce the level of poverty and insecurity within the region.
The National Examination Council, on Thursday, released the result of
the 2012 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination with
only 33.89 per cent of the 75,623 candidates that sat for the
examination obtaining credit in English Language.
President Goodluck Jonathan has said the Federal Government is planning
to establish more schools across the country to cater for the needs of
children who are not able to benefit from the ongoing education reforms.
Despite the damning revelations by the Presidential Visitation Panel to
the University of Abuja, it seems it is still business as usual, writes
ADELANI ADEPEGBA The level of sleaze and decadence discovered by the
Presidential Visitation Panel in the University of Abuja has shown that
the institution needs a thorough cleansing.