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SENATE PRESIDENT BUKOLA SARAKI CALLS FOR FUNDAMENTAL REFORMS IN THE CURRICULUM DESIGN OF UNIVERSITIES

(Last Updated On: March 3, 2017)

 

BY OMOLOLA SODUNKE

Dr Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, represented by Sen. Jubril Barawo, Chairman, Senate

Committee on Tertiary Education, while giving his goodwill message at the 3rd Biennial Conference

of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities in Abuja, has advised universities to

strive towards creating a creative conducive and sound academic environment for students.

“Nigeria needs a new generation of universities that can serve as engines of community

development and social renewal,’’ Saraki said.

The 3rd Biennial Conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities in Abuja,

themed, “Sustainable Tertiary Education in a Harsh Economic Environment’’, is geared towards

rubbing minds on projecting development strategies for universities.

He argued that most of the graduate’s from many university cannot defend their certificates

practically, this he attributed to the mass proliferation of courses and lack of adequate supervision

by lecturers. This he said creates a gap in the provision of necessary and essential services that the

country urgently needs.

Sen. Jubril therefore urged Universities to engage in fundamental reforms that would in the

curriculum design to boost their efforts in Graduating scholars who will proffer lasting solutions to

the nation’s economic social and environmental challenges.

“Nigeria needs a new generation of universities that can serve as engines of community

development and social renewal,’’ Saraki said.

The senator further called for an end to insistent labour disputes in higher institutions which

eventually leads to unending strikes by both academic and non-academic staff unions. He added that

better funding and exposing members of staff to would make university employees more relevant

‘’in the ever-competitive contemporary education.’’