Ban Establishment of New Universities, Oloyede Urges FG

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has called on the Federal Government to put a ban on the establishment of new universities in Nigeria.

This was made known to the public during the 4th convocation lecture of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state through the  board’s Weekly Bulletin released by JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.

According to him, “A situation where universities are only established to massage the ego of rich individuals and politicians is not healthy for educational development of the country as tertiary education is too crucial to be reduced to a commercial outfit for an ego-tripping venture.

 “Since education is everybody’s business, all Nigerians should support the effort towards educational development".

It would be recalled that Professor Wole Soyinka had once voiced his concerns on the bad situations of education in Nigeria few years ago in which he called for the closure of all Nigerian universities for at least five years towards ensuring their restructuring to meet the challenges of 21st century.

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