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ASUU, FG on war path again

University of Ibadan

A few weeks after returning from a major strike that lasted over five months, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has drawn another battle line with the National University Commission, NUC, threatening the new found peace between its members and the Federal Government. The subject of disagreement this time is an Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System, IPPIS, form ... Read More »

Olanipekun opposes establishment of new varsities

University of Ibadan

A legal luminary and Pro Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, critised the establishment of new universities, saying the economic realities in the country do not favour the idea. The former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) also lamented that educational development in  the country had been affected by poor funding. Olanipekun stated this while ... 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: 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 »

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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