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State governments are killing university education in Nigeria – Leadership Newspaper

By ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Patrick Ochoga, Victor Okeke Many states in Nigeria today are in a race to a championship over who will own the highest number of universities. First it was Ondo State, parading three specialised universities from its three senatorial districts – the Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa, University of Medical […]






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The changing landscape of private higher education

Goolam Mohamedbhai Attempts at understanding private higher education globally date back over two decades, with the first publications appearing in the late 1990s. Yet, in 1998, at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, the issue of private higher education was not really addressed. A decade later, UNESCO, in preparation for its second World Conference […]






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Our students now idolise musicians rather than great scientists and Nobel Laureates – Prof. Adetoye

Professor Akindele Adetoye is a Professor in the Department of Political Science in Ekiti State University. A former ASUU executive and radical scholar, Prof Adetoye is notable for his critical perspectives on the state of governance, elitism and civil society in Nigeria. This explains his critical views on the February 6 protest initiated by Innocent […]






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University of Port Harcourt introduces new BSc programme in Public Administration

The Senate of the University of Port Harcourt has approved the introduction of a new Bachelor of Science degree programme in Public Administration. The new BSc programme will be demerged from the Department of Political and Administrative Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, which has been offering Public Administration as a Part-Time programme. The […]






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UNIOSUN VC reads riot act to students: Pay fees or forfiet exams

The Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Professor Labode Popoola, has stated that students owing tuition fees will henceforth be prevented from writing examinations. Professor Popoola dropped the bombshell at the 10th Matriculation Ceremony for the 2016/17 academic session of the institution. The Vice-Chancellor lamented that the students’ debt from unpaid tuition fees had increasingly soared […]