The National Universities Commission (NUC), according to reports, has said it had not ranked the country’s universities in the last fourteen years. The commission also declared that claims to the effect were “simply fake.”
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, in an address at the 3rd Combined Convocation of the Bingham University in Nasarawa state, advised members of the public to disregard recent rankings said to have been done by the NUC.
“The purported ranking published in the conventional and social media is false, fake and not from NUC. It is meant to deceive members of the public and should be disregarded,” Rasheed stated.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rasheed, however, said that the NUC would soon carry out the ranking to determine the true status of the universities, adding that the exercise would represent a true assessment of the schools by the NUC.
He as well challenged Nigerian Universities to put more efforts into research so as to proffer solutions to the nation’s myriad of problems. He commended the ECWA Church, the Proprietor of Bingham University, for tackling the crises that hit the school some years ago, and even led to students’ unrest.
The NAN reports that 676 graduates received first degrees during the combined convocation with 33 of them bagging First Class.