Ghanaian Professor, Horace Campbell, has stated that Nigeria is lucky to have National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) as the country’s biggest institution.
The Ghanaian Professor, according to reports, made this known while speaking as a guest lecturer at the second Faculty of Social Sciences Public Lecture in Abuja.
The Professor of African American Studies and Political Science said “If you have a university like NOUN with half a million students then you have a big opportunity before you.”
Speaking on the topic; “African University, Pan African Between Reparation Justice and the Educational System” Campbell charged African institutions to take the bull by the horn by developing Pan African based universities instead of creating European universities in Africa.
“I’m using this opportunity today to call on Nigeria to be at the forefront of setting up the African Union Liberation commission because the Africans have not carried forward the tradition of liberation that are supposed to be done for African unity,” he said.
Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, Vice Chancellor, NOUN, said the institution is expanding rapidly to become one of the best universities in the world.
“The institution has recently enrolled about five hundred and fifteen students across the country,” the VC stated.
On the part of the Faculty’s Dean, Dr. Ganiyat Adejoke Adesina-Uthman said despite international organizations’ intervention in Africa to influence the direction of scholarly research in universities, the continent still have some bad records.