Nigeria needs a new generation of universities –Saraki

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[Abuja]–The President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has declared that Nigeria needs a new generation of universities.

Saraki made this declaration while delivering a goodwill message at the ongoing 3rd Biennial Conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian universities in Abuja.

Saraki, who was represented by Sen. Jubril Barawo, Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education said that Nigeria needs a new generation of universities that can serve as engines of community development and social renewal.

He added that Nigerian universities were known to have experts in certain programmes, adding that this is no longer the case.

“Today, it is a different scenario, as many Nigerian universities want to run all programmes from university teaching hospital to having a nuclear department.

This development, had paved way for influx of unprepared students many of who could not address their special needs.” He lamented.

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