An Egyptian author, Ahmed Zewail once said that higher education should be based on quality and not quantity, funded adequately and free from unnecessary bureaucracy.
This clearly brings to mind the issue of numerous tertiary institutions in Nigeria and the implication of the quality of education they offer.
Recently, three more universities were welcomed into the fold of universities. These newly approved universities: University of Science and Technology, Omuna Isiaku; University of Creative Technology, Umuna and the University of Medical Sciences, Ogboko all situated in Imo State.
With these new universities, Imo now has five state-owned universities, which makes it the state with the highest number of universities in the country.
Recall that over the last two decades, the Nigerian University System had grown rapidly from less than 30 university entities in 1996 to about one hundred and seventy-four as at today. Sadly, while the number of universities in the country is experiencing rapid transformational growth, the quality has always been a major issue. Read more