Former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie has stated that lack of poor culture and policy are major constraint to research in universities in Nigeria.
Prof. Okojie made this known while speaking to pressmen during his visit to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka in Anambra state as a special guest of the university’s Research Fair as part of activities to mark its 13th convocation ceremony.
Okojie stated that Nigeria was not doing well in research because there were no proper developed culture and policy for research in the country.
He said that Nigerians academics who are supposed to be doing researches are just writing single projects when they should be working as a team.
“We have not developed proper culture and policy in Nigeria for research. Our academics write single projects when they should be working as a team,” Okojie lamented.
“Even the act of writing a proposal is difficult. They need to do interdisciplinary research proposals,” he advised.
Earlier in his speech, Okojie urged Nigerians to do research relevant to local needs of Nigerians, adding that every research in the country must address a particular need.
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