The Fonder and Chancellor of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has urged the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Federal Ministry of Education to adopt unified examinations for final year university students in their different courses.
According to Babalola, it would help to shore up the quality of Nigerian graduates and eliminate laziness in the system.
Aare Babalola made this known in Ado Ekiti on Monday during the university’s 10th matriculation ceremony and award conferment on outstanding alumni.
“I want to suggest to the NUC and the Ministry of Education that in order to maintain quality and high standard in Nigerian universities, the final year students in all programs across all our universities should take the same national final examinations.
“In this way, every university shall work hard to ensure that their students pass the national examination, thereby ensuring high standard in teaching and learning. I am going to present a position paper to Federal Government on this and those with influences should join in pushing it,” Babalola said.
The SAN who described ABUAD as education revolution showered gifts on alumni who had made marks and won laurels for themselves and the university.
One of the alumni of the university, Miss Naomi Ekpo, who got the star prize of N525,000 as the best graduating student ever produced by the institution since inception in 2010, spoke on behalf of others who were honored, saying, “The awardees will continue to strive harder wherever they find themselves to show that ABUAD is a world class university.”
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