Don’t approve new universities, JAMB Registrar tells FG

JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede has called on the Federal Government to put to put a stop to the indiscriminate establishment of new universities in Nigeria.

Oloyede stated this during the 4th convocation lecture of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state this weekend.

The Registrar, according to JAMB’s Weekly Bulletin released on Monday said efforts should rather be geared towards developing existing universities in the country.

“A situation where universities are only established to massage the ego of rich individuals and politicians is not healthy for educational development of the country as tertiary education is too crucial to be reduced to a commercial outfit for an ego-tripping venture,” he said.

“Since education is everybody’s business, all Nigerians should support the effort towards educational development.” recently reported that the National Universities Commission (NUC) head, Professor Abubakar Rasheed disclosed that the agency had over 300 applications by individuals and organisations to approve the existence of new universities.

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