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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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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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How Nigerian Students Suffered in Turkey After the Failed Coup Attempt – President, NANS Turkish Zone

The July 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey was followed with a massive shake-up in all aspects of the country. The higher education sector was one of the hardest hit in the radical measures taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against the alleged mastermind of the coup attempt – Fethullah Gülen. President Erdogan launched a […]






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Anti-corruption crusade: Buhari set to probe universities – The Guardian

The federal government may have set machinery in motion to probe all federal universities in the country, beginning from next year. President Muhammadu Buhari, who dropped this hint yesterday at the 42nd convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, noted the exercise was aimed at making the ivory tower accountable […]






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Nigeria’s private universities: so far, so good

After its emergence in 1999, the Obasanjo government realised the great extent of decay in all the sectors of the state including the economy, which warranted its decision to embark on a series of reforms. In the first part of the administration, efforts were primarily directed towards stabilising the polity and laundering the already battered […]