The state of libraries in many public universities in Nigeria has not only affected research and learning in the institutions, but also their global ranking, investigations by The PUNCH have revealed.
Findings by our correspondents in some public universities across the country showed that many of them were stocked with outdated books, lack e-learning facilities and conducive environment for learning and research.
Due to expanding student population without commensurate funding, seating capacity of most of these libraries can only take less than 10 percent of the students.
Inadequate funding, most of the administrators of these institutions said, was at the root of this rot. Read more