FG should establish student loan bank, says Christopher varsity VC
Prof. Friday Ndubuisi is the Vice-Chancellor of Christopher University, a private university located in Mowe, Ogun State. The Professor of Philosophy speaks with MOJEED ALABI on some pertinent issues in the education system, including the cost of education, admission crisis and proliferation of private universities, among others.
What is your take on the proliferation of private universities in the country in which some have been described as mushroom universities?
I want to believe that they mean proliferation by referring to the number of private universities springing up these days in the country. And, if I may ask how, many do we have compared to our population? The entire universities in Nigeria are still less than 170, accommodating less than half of the admission seekers.
And without the private universities, how many would the federal and state universities have accommodated? I was in the University of Lagos for many years and I know what we went through in terms of admission processes. Last year alone, about 33,000 candidates sat for the Post-UTME at the university and less than 7,000 were eventually offered admission.
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