FG appoints former INEC chair Jega, others to review university system
The Federal Government has appointed former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, former executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Peter Okebukola, as part of those to review the university system of Nigeria.
Also, the NUC stated that it had not rated tertiary institutions in the country for “many years,” dismissing recent rating allegedly done by the commission as fake.
The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, made this known in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Monday after he appeared before the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to defend the 2018 budget proposed by the commission.
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He said, “The NUC has constituted a high-powered committee of very credible senior academics.
“Most of the members of this small committee are former vice chancellors, former executive secretaries of the NUC and some had held positions like pro-chancellor, chairman of INEC and minister of education.
“We have given them a six-term reference to help us with the re-positioning of Nigeria’s university system.”
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