Nigeria In Dire Need Of University Curricula Review – Senator Datti

Pro- Chancellor, Baze University Abuja, Senator Baba Ahmed Datti ,has
charged the new team at the National Universities’ Commission (NUC) to
urgently review the nation’s universities curricula.
Senator Datti
who spoke   to LEADERSHIP Tuesday in Abuja said unlike what Baze
University offers, some of the courses studied in most other
universities in Nigeria are out of tune with present day realities.

He said “There is dire need to review all Nigerian curricula. I believe
the new leadership of the NUC is the type to bring about the desired
changes and they have the attitude and capacity to bring about the
desired changes.”
According to him, the vision of Baze University
is to become a world class academic institution synergising world class
human capital with technology to create the impact and knowledge that is
required to develop the Nigerian society.
“The academic infrastructure in Baze University is not comparable to anyone you see in Nigeria,” the Chancellor said.
“In every class room for example, you have what is standard in every
international university in the world. You have smart boards, biometric
attendance system, CCTV in operation, audio-visual, WiFi in every square
inch, intercoms, and we have met and exceed all standard international
requirements of space, circulation, library resources, and laboratory
support,” he added.
The pro chancellor  also noted that what made
Baze University different from other universities is what he called the
anonymous examination system.
“We are the only university in
Nigeria that practices that. The students are protected against
harassment and the lecturers are also protected against corrupt
practices. We have deployed technology using biodata and scanning
devices, students do no write their names or student numbers on their
exam scripts,” he said.
Senator Datti also decried the insatiable
taste of Nigerians for foreign education adding that there are better
alternatives at home.
“Parents don’t believe in the educational
system here, everybody wants to go to India, in fact, it’s like anywhere
is better than Nigeria. That is why I keep telling you that government
has its lapses and society has its problems. You can’t stop people until
the market stops them. If at N160 to $1 they were sending and at N440
they are still sending, what will happen? The thing is that they have
better options at home and they are not taking it,” he added.

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