The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, has revealed that the Nigerian university curriculum is currently under review to improve the quality of the system and make graduates globally competitive.
The NUC boss made this known at the 7th convocation ceremony of Veritas University in Abuja, where 141 students graduated from the institution.
Prof. Rasheed, who was represented by a Director in NUC, Chris Maiyaki, said that the government was concerned about complaint by industry employers that graduates were unemployable.
He noted that a committee headed by a former Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Peter Okebukola, is helping the Commission on the curriculum and ongoing efforts to reposition the country’s university system.
In his speech, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Hyacinth Ichoku, disclosed that ten graduates bagged first class while forty-six were awarded second class upper division.
He also added by saying that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has been subsidizing the tuition fees payable by each student of the institution to the tune of N1.2 million every academic session.
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