Opinion

The Fate of Nigeria’s Private Universities, By Toyin Falola

...if anything, private universities are the frontrunners in technological advancement, competing with tertiary institutions in developed countries and raising the standard for universities in Nigeria. This is mainly in an era of the mismanagement of public universities. Given the becomes imperative for the government to start taking note and rendering…
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Opinion

N7.5bn For Research, N13.1bn For Home Feeding: Where Lies Nigeria’s Priority?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

It’s baffling to me how Nigeria eagerly dishes out money for food and suddenly becomes a miser when confronted with important issues like research activities. The country won’t get anywhere with this “chop-chop” approach to solving serious Imagine approving N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex and…
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Opinion

Moment of Truth For the Nigerian Research and Development Sector, By Olobayo O. Kunle

The moment of truth has arrived. It has revealed that we are incapable of helping ourselves in critical areas; it has shown that our army of intellectuals are not equipped to solve our urgent needs. It has revealed that if we do not seize the moment and change a number…
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Opinion

INEC: Between Perception and Reality, By Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi

...the familiar forces who find it convenient to castigate the Commission only for its shortcomings do not see any need to show some empathy for the victims who lost their precious lives and their families; those who were raped and even some of the Commission’s resident electoral commissioners whose lives…
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Opinion

That ASUU and the University System Would Rise Again, By Gbolahan Gbadamosi & Akintokunbo Adejumo

What is needed presently is for more people to insist that we cannot destroy a system we belong to before we improve it. ASUU has become part of the problem than the solution. We need people to ask ASUU simple questions. For example: why are these prolonged strikes not happening…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Beyond Oil: Only An Academic Irrigation Project Can Save Nigeria!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The 'blessings' of oil and natural gas cannot last forever. What Nigeria needs now is not drilling for oil in dry basins but a recycling of oil and gas into knowledge by reforming the school system, improving vocational training and funding universities as knowledge hubs. There is no way forward…
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Opinion

Kaduna Polytechnic and the Dividends of Merit In Higher Education, By Auwal S. Anwar

In just one year, the new administration of Kaduna Polytechnic has remodeled the inner working mechanisms, as well as the outlook of the institution. Exactly one year ago, the story of Kaduna Polytechnic was that of a higher institution of learning in its most trying moment. It had become a…
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Opinion

ASUU Is A Problem of the Nigerian University System, By Moses. E. Ochonu

From successfully fighting for improvements to university education in the 1980s and 1990s, ASUU has become an underwriter, protector, catalyst, and incubator of mediocrity in the Nigerian university system. ASUU has become part of the problem. Nigerians do not like the truth; they prefer self-comforting narratives. Since doing a short…
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Opinion

INEC’s Role In Labour Party’s Crisis: A Threat to the 2019 Elections, By Ashton Dagana

Under an administration that has the fight against corruption as one of its core mandates, INEC’s refusal to follow the rule of law and update its records to reflect the change of leadership at Labour Party is tantamount to corruption. This does not bode well for our democracy, and all…
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