Education fund boss criticises poor research proposals
Despite the growing number of Nigerian professors, said to be about 8,000, the TETFund boss is worried that many professors have low capacity to write quality research proposals. He said this while speaking at an interactive session with directors of research of Nigerian universities in Abuja last week. The event, under the theme “Bolstering research impact and relevance through systematic research governance”, was organised by the National Universities Commission.
According to Bogoro, some of the proposals coming to TETFund “make one wonder if some of these professors in question are actually the principal investigators in the proposal”. He said about 80% (of proposals) are “condemned” because they are poor.
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