http://allafrica.com/static/images/publishers/minibanners/thisday180.jpgMany of the degrees are not worth the paper on which they are printed
The advent of private universities in Nigeria was considered a welcome development for the simple reason that the public universities had become anything but centres for excellence. Aside the endless strikes by the lecturers and the non-academic staff which sometimes lasted as long as one academic session, the neglect of federal and state universities by successive governments has also resulted in a situation in which students of these universities were never certain as to the number of years they would spend for their degrees.
Unfortunately, the emergence of private universities does not seem to be raising academic standards given their penchant for indiscriminate award of degrees that are not worth the papers upon which they are printed. More...