· Commission pledges to improve standard of Nigerian varsities
THE vice chancellor of the Ekiti State University, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele, has presented a proposal to the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the university to begin a degree programme in Tests and Measurement.
He made the presentation when he led a delegation from the university to the headquarters of the commission in Abuja.
While receiving the delegation, the executive secretary of the NUC, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, also promised that his leadership would work with vice chancellors to improve standard of teaching and learning, character building of Nigerian undergraduates, as well as foster quality collaboration and linkages among Nigerian universities.
He told the EKSU team that the commission would embark on structural reforms of Nigerian universities to include eradication of mushroom universities, and elimination of unnecessary political involvement in universities’ administration.
Professor Rasheed also that the commission would not encourage merger of universities so as to ensure quality and eliminate substandard practices, and would not encourage state governors to establish universities they cannot fund.
He thanked the EKSU delegation for the visit, and commended the people of Ekiti State for their unrivalled achievements in the field of education.
On the Distance Learning programme of EKSU, Professor Rasheed said, “NUC will provide necessary support for the institution to ensure credibility and enhance capacity.”
In his remarks, Professor Oye Bandele, a professor of Tests and Measurement, congratulated the NUC executive secretary on his appointment, and described his antecedent as the vice chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, as a shining example to others.