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Enhancing competitiveness of Nigerian universities through virtual libraries

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When Larry Jones-Esan, director of studies at the London Academy for Higher Education, Stratford, London in his keynote address at the convocation ceremony of the University of Ado-Ekiti in 2007 disclosed that no Nigerian university featured in the top 5,000 according to the World Universities ranking, it came as a rude shock. More shocking to his audience was the fact ... Read More »

World Bank gives Nigeria grant of $80m for universities

Nigerian Universities

The World Bank has approved 80 million dollars grant for Nigeria to fund its 10 Centres of Excellence in universities. The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie, announced the approval in Abuja on Monday at a news  conference on the meeting of World Bank with African Centres of Excellence (ACE). Okojie also announced that Nigeria ... Read More »

Federal universities tops all at NUGA

Nigeria Universities Games

As the ongoing Nigeria Universities Games in Obafemi Awolowo University continues, Federal Universities performance outshine that of their state counterparts in the games. Among the sports which Federal Universities emerged top are Swimming, Squash, Table Tennis, Badminton, and Volleyball among others. However, state universities including – Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Kogi State University, and Ekiti State University also clinched ... Read More »

Nigeria: Obafemi Awolowo University rated best in Nigeria, eighth in Africa

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has been rated the best university in Nigeria and the eighth in Africa in the latest webometric ranking. This was contained in the university’s news bulletin issued, quoting the new Webometric rating by Cybermetric Lab of Spain, a world-renowned research council. The publication stated that the council rated OAU higher on the ladder ... Read More »

FG justifies establishment of new federal universities

Federal University

The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, said the establishment of 12 new federal universities by President Goodluck Jonathan was a welcome development. Maku said this when the National Good Governance Tour (NGGT) visited the Federal University, Otuoke, in Bayelsa State. He noted that Nigerians were hungry for learning, and the government should create an opportunity for future leaders. “Nigerians ... Read More »

Nigeria loses N75 billion to US, European varsities: VCs

The disclosure by the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities (CVC) that Nigerians spend an average of N75 billion ($500m) annually on schooling in European and American universities might not be new to most Nigerian. What is new, however, is that this situation might remain unchanged for sometime as private universities that are supposed to provide competitive and quality ... Read More »

Africa: FG tasks UI, UNN, ABU, others on postgraduate programmes

THE Federal Government has directed all the first generation universities in the country to focus more on postgraduate programmes. This is even as President Goodluck Jonathan pledged to, from next year, offer scholarship to about 500 university graduates to pursue their masters and PhD programmes in Nigerian universities and overseas, as part of efforts to address the challenge of inadequate ... Read More »

Africa: How to improve Nigerian varsities on world ranking – Don

A university don and administrator, Professor Tola Badejo, has identified conditions for the improvement of the dwindling fortunes of Nigerian universities on the global ranking of ivory towers. Badejo, the vice chancellor of Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, said for Nigerian universities to improve on world ranking, they must urgently define their goals in content and context, as ... Read More »

Nigeria: NUC rides on British Council to save distance learning

With about 350,000 admission capacity, it is very clear that the 120 federal, state and private universities in the country cannot solve the problem of students’ enrolment at present. Over 1.6 million candidates sought admission to various universities last year with about 350,000 securing the entrance. As a matter of fact, 99, 000 out of the 1.6 million had preferred ... Read More »

Why Nigerian Varsities Are Not Among The Top

  A few weeks ago, an online university ranking organisation, Webometrics, released the 2012 world universities ranking and no Nigerian university was ranked among the top one thousand in the world. Although, some Nigerian universities namely, University of Benin, 1,639/17, University of Agric Abeokuta, 2,266/25, University of Ibadan, 2,515/26, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 3,228/31, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, 3,263/31, ... Read More »

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