The Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Adamu Abubakar Abdulrasheed, has disclosed that Nigerian Universities have not been ranked for several years.
Speaking in Abuja after the 2018 budget defense, he said the NUC had just constituted a high powered Committee headed by the erstwhile Executive Secretary, Professor Peter Okebukola, to advise the Commission on the ranking of Nigeria Universities.
He stressed that for lack of ratings of Universities in Nigeria for quite sometime, some group of people would use social media to publish fake ‘ranking of Nigerian Universities.’
“The NUC has constituted a high powered Committee to reposition Nigerian Universities.
“They include prominent academicians to help produce good, quality post graduate studies.
“The Committee which is chaired by former Executive Secretary, Professor Peter Okebukola will help to review our curriculum for Nigeria Universities.
“NUC has not ranked any University for several years. The Committee will advise us on ranking of Universities because we have not done that for several years,” he said.
According to him, the NUC ha drafted a document that will reduce academic period for PhDs to a minimum of three years.
He also added that Universities in Nigeria were being positioned to ensure that PhD holders would be retained after graduation, saying, other African Universities had expressed their readiness to cooperate with Nigeria.