Former Delta Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof Hope Rukky Eghagha has advised the federal government of Nigeria that the nation doesn’t need more universities.
Prof Eghagha in a tweet said, Nigeria doesn’t need extra universities rather, the nation needs more factories, industries to create more job opportunities.
His statement reads below;
“We do not need more universities in Nigeria. Just maintain existing ones. We need more factories/industries to create employment!”
In the same breath, Professor Eghagha also advised all Polytechnics in Nigeria to return to their original mandate-producing skilled labor for the economy.
In his statement he said;
“Polytechnics in Nigeria should return to their original mandate- producing skilled labor for the economy. They do not need diplomas in Mass Comm or Marketing. Train graduates to be skilled and independent”