Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Needs Serious Upgrade — Minister Mamman (

Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Needs Serious Upgrade — Minister Mamman


Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, says President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is fully committed to fixing the challenges in Nigeria’s education sector.

Speaking on the theme ‘Advancing Open Science and Collaboration: The Role of Stakeholders’, Mamman said: “Higher education is an education designed to produce manpower for the social, economic and technological development of the country.

“You will agree with me that, the higher education landscape in Nigeria requires a total overhaul so that it can effectively put Nigeria universities and other levels of tertiary institutions at par with others around the globe.

“We need to know the extent at which we have met contemporary demands of tertiary education globally and if it is not sufficient, how to address them.

“It is however, unfortunate that our higher education sub-sector is plagued with many challenges such as inadequate funding, corruption, inadequate infrastructural facilities, shortage of academic staff, strike actions, brain-drain, poor research, weak governance and insecurity, among others.

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