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Nigerian universities admit less than half their capacity – JAMB

Nigerian public universities

BY ABDULWASIU HASSAN Most Federal Universities across Nigeria admit less than half of their carrying capacity amidst complaints that majority of eligible secondary school leavers don’t have access to university education, Registrar, Joint Admissions and matriculations Board, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, has said. Professor Ojerinde, who said this while briefing newsmen on Tuesday on the board’s preparation for this month’s Unified ... Read More »

Nigeria: Onokerhoraye urges FG to fund private universities

Western Delta University

Pro-chancellor of Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State, Prof. Andrew Onokerhoraye, has called on the relevant authorities in the country to amend relevant laws establishing the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, ETF, to enable it contribute to the development of private universities in the country. The appeal is coming on the heels of the call by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, ... Read More »

Africa: UNIBEN tops Africa in Webometrics varsities ranking

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities carried out in July has placed the University of Benin (UNIBEN) first in Nigeria and 31st in Africa. The ranking was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of UNIBEN, Mr Harris Osarenre, and made available in Benin. The statement said that the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, came second while the University of ... Read More »

Africa: Only Six Nigerian Varsities Make Top 100 in Africa

Only six Nigerian universities are among the top 100 most popular in Africa, an international online universities and colleges (4International Colleges & Universities) ranking directory released early this month has said. The ranking also listed universities in South Africa as the top 10 on the list. Other universities from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Ghana, Morocco and even Sudan lead the ... 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 »

Nigeria: Ranking Exposes More Misery for universities

Nigerian Universities Commission

The January 2012 report of Webometrics, a world tertiary education ranking institutions organisation, has shown that only three institutions in Nigeria made the list of first 100 best universities in Africa and none in the first 1,600 in the world. Michael Oche takes a look at the ranking.  It is no news that Nigerian education sector is on a downward ... Read More »

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