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Nigerian Universities are Short of Teachers – Prof. Okebukola

Prof. Peter Okebukola. Photo: Vanguard

Prof. Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Universities Commission, has said having shortage of teachers by thirty percent is one of the problems affecting the Nigerian University System.
According to Punch, Prof. Okebukola said this while delivering a convocation lecture themed ‘Private Universities and the Revitalization of the Nigerian University System,’ at the Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo state.
“The Nigerian university system is about 30 percent short of teachers. Federal universities are best served while private universities are least served. The typical private university has about 73 percent of the teachers needed to deliver quality education. Private universities have on the average about 35 percent of full-time teachers,” he said.
“With regard to teachers, private universities are choked in a triple stranglehold of inadequate national stock of teachers from which to draw, inadequate of funds to support salary and emoluments of full-time staff,” Okebukola added.

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