Naijacrux News:Welcome to Naijacrux Online Forum..Great Place To Get Tips Facts Updates and More ,Interact Discuss & Learn With Others !!.remember to register to enjoy much more update!!!New Updates From Naijacrux -Naijacrux Is Now Mobile Friendly - Download Our Android App On Our Forum Rules And Announcement Section.Our App Will be Live On Google Playstore And IOS Store Soon Aswell - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NAIJACRUX ANDROID APP !!! Dear Guest And Naijacrux Dedicated Members,!!! ,  You Can Now Receive Naijacrux Weekly New Post and Updates Via Email by Subscribing To Our Newsletter Using The Subscribe Button Above The Naijacrux Announcement And Discussion At The Top Home Page!!Never Miss A New Post And Updates Again.!Thank You.  !!!YOU ARE WELCOME TO NAIJACRUX INFORMATIVE LEARNING AND INTERACTIVE FORUM.This Website is an Intensive Forum of Learning We recommend you Register & Login to Enjoy much free stuffs ::>>Also remember to Update your Profile Immediately after registration. Thank you!>>>!!!!To All Advertisers And Patronizers, kindly Send Mail To [email protected] For adverts Placement. thanks!!!


Author Topic: Nigerian universities fail to meet criteria used in ranking globally  (Read 575 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline admin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1266
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • Karma: +0/-0
Loading...

Prof. Ibrahim Garba, the Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has said that the ranking of universities worldwide is “subjective and political’’.

 Garba said this when he featured at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. Recalled that no Nigerian university was listed in the 2016 annual rankings compiled by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR), a Saudi Arabia-based education consulting firm.


The vice-chancellor said that most times, the ranking was aimed at attracting patronage to some universities. “University ranking is quite a subjective matter depending on who is ranking and what criteria he is using to rank. “There is so much information floating around in the net that you get people doing ranking and so on.

“Ranking is also political because education today has become a commercial venture in the world. “People going for education tourism; it is a multimillion dollar business. So, people are promoting themselves to get patronage from people that are seeking education.

 “So, it is very difficult sometimes to believe a particular ranking especially when it is not done by you or your own people but by some other people that are using some set standards.’’ According to Garba, since ranking is becoming increasingly acceptable, it has become a challenge, which universities struggle to overcome.

He said, however, that it was impossible for any Nigerian university to be ranked even if they produced geniuses. The vice-chancellor, who is a professor of Geology, said the criteria used in ranking tertiary institutions globally, could not be met be Nigerian universities.

 He identified one of the major challenges facing Nigerian universities as lack of knowledgeable people. “The visibility in the virtual world is number one criteria; they want to see all the research work from such universities.

“They want to see how many Nobel laureates you produce; how many foreign students and lecturers are in your mix. “In terms of research we do not have stable electricity; there is no laboratory in the world where electricity is interrupted. “In Nigerian universities today, even if the facilities are there, there is no steady power supply.

“No spare parts; we have to import; the infrastructure is so degraded that it is not possible for you to come out clean on your own,’’ he said. The vice-chancellor said that if not for the intervention from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), the standard of Nigerian universities would have degraded further. He said TETFund was an idea of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities and not of the Federal Government. According to him, because TETFund is an interventionist agency, the funding of universities should not be left for it alone.


 

 

New Nigerian Police IG says Police officers must declare their assets

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 742
Last post June 24, 2016, 02:17:34 AM
by legendguru
Nigerian House of Reps passes Bill seeking increment of Corps member?s allowance

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 690
Last post January 15, 2016, 10:21:13 AM
by newspostng
Final Year Nigerian student dies after consuming alcohol, codeine, tramadol

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 792
Last post March 30, 2018, 10:27:22 PM
by newspostng
Nigerian Singer Davido to sponsor 3-yr-old Abubakar who sold things for a living

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 734
Last post October 20, 2015, 11:13:24 AM
by admin
Nigerian FG scrapped post UTME exams for admission into tertiary institutions

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 759
Last post June 03, 2016, 07:24:15 AM
by newspostng
Nigerian National Parents protest as FG increases unity schools’ fees

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 731
Last post August 08, 2016, 06:55:09 AM
by admin
Nigerian student jailed for sexually assaulting woman in United Kingdom

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 845
Last post November 18, 2016, 12:58:13 AM
by newspostng
FUTA University sets Nigerian record, to launch satellite into space

Started by Postmaster

Replies: 0
Views: 859
Last post May 31, 2017, 12:33:09 AM
by Postmaster
Nigerian FG announces shut down of unity schools ahead of 2019 election

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 11493
Last post February 11, 2019, 07:59:38 AM
by yungcrux
ASUU blasts Buhari , Your education policy wicked, against Nigerian youth

Started by bellanaija

Replies: 0
Views: 10163
Last post July 08, 2019, 05:31:31 AM
by bellanaija