Nigeria’s 149 private varsities undersubscribed – NUC


The National Universities Commission, on Monday, said less than 10 per cent of the two million students in the Nigerian universities are enrolled in private universities.

According to the commission, there are 149 private varsities in the country.

The acting Executive Secretary, NUC, Chris Maiyaki, made this known at the British Council Workshop on Enhancing Curriculum and Pedagogical Approaches in Nigerian Universities at the Continental Hotel on Monday.

“There are over two million students in Nigerian universities and only 10 per cent of the two million are in private universities.

The 149 private universities are undersubscribed.”

Maiyaki emphasised the need for continuous curriculum reform in Nigerian universities to enable them TO adapt in a fast-changing world.

He also noted that initiating such reforms comes with challenges as, sometimes, the actualisation of the curriculum renewal was not fully realised due to the challenges of implementation.

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