NIGERIA

New university blueprint to revitalise the sector

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has developed a new blueprint aimed at rapidly revitalising university education in Nigeria between 2019 and 2023, writes James Sowole for This Day.

NUC Executive Secretary Professor Abubakar Rasheed disclosed the new plan at the third convocation of the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State. Rasheed, whose address was read on his behalf, said the document was produced in a bid to rejuvenate Nigerian universities.

He said the blueprint was developed on the basis of an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation and that inputs were sought from students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, vice-chancellors and other stakeholders. He disclosed that the NUC had produced a code of corporate governance for private universities to guide the governance of the universities.
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