HomeNigeria has over 140 private universities which came on board due to several reasons which can be considered genuine except for some pit falls which have begun to raise dust. For while some of them are run by notable individuals and organizations, some are faith-based.
Reasons given for the establishment of most of the institutions has to do with incessant strike actions by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the case of brain drain as many of the best brains are known to have left the shores of the country for greener pastures in foreign lands, lack of, or none availability of laboratory equipments and even if they exist, they are outdated and cannot compete with present challenges of the present era, corruption in the sector as noted by the NUC executive secretary, Prof Julius Okojie, who has chosen to fight institutions for studying courses that are yet to be accredited by the commission and also the executive secretary of TETFund, Prof Mamood Yakubu who has noted from investigations that the offices of many vice chancellors have become ‘giant bureaucracies as most of the workers are employed without proper scrutiny as enshrined in the law’ and the list is just endless. More...