Unethical practices hinder university quality – Experts

Experts from many African and European countries have blamed lack of transparency and unethical practices as some of the reasons preventing Nigerian universities from making the list of best global institutions, writes Emeka Mamah for Vanguard.

Speaking at the opening of a three-day “International Conference on Ethics, Governance and Higher Education” at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, the experts who came from the United Kingdom, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Switzerland, Sudan and Congo among several others said that transparency in admissions, teaching and university administration were some of the criteria used for judging the best universities worldwide.

In his opening remarks, the executive director of Globethics, Geneva, Professor Obiora Ike, said that lack of transparency in educational administration had often deprived the country’s universities from being ranked among the best in the world. However, Ike said that with the membership of by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and other universities in the country, Nigeria was on the way to having its universities rated highly.
Full report on the Vanguard site