The National Universities Commission (NUC) yesterday unveiled its set goals for the revitalization of the university’s system in the country. Part of the goals includes a 20 per cent increase in students’ access to university education and a 20 per cent reduction of manpower deficit in the university by 2023.
Executive secretary of the commission, Abubakar Adamu Rasheed unveiled the blueprint while delivering the 35th pre-convocation lecture of Bayero University in Kano. Other targets designed for achievement are 30 per cent upgrade of resource input for teaching, learning and research to meet international best practice.
Rasheed also noted that by 2020, NUC should introduce enforceable minimum standards in university governance and reduction in the incidence of academic corruption in Nigeria universities by 10 per cent and progressively decline thenceforth.
Speaking on revitalizing university education in Nigeria, in the content of triple helix, he said they are working tirelessly to improve quality assurance and transformation higher education in Nigeria.
Culled from The Guardian