Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof.
Adamu Abubakar Abdulrasheed on Monday said that reports showing ratings
of universities in Nigeria by the commission are fake.
Abdulrasheed said that NUC had not conducted no such exercise for many years now.
NUC boss stated this while fielding questions from journalists after
2018 budget defence session with the senate committee on Tertiary
Education and TETFUND.
He said that NUC has just constituted a
high powered committee headed by the erstwhile Executive Secretary,
Professor Peter Okebukola to advise the Commission on the ranking of
He noted that a group of people would use social media to publish fake ‘ranking of Nigerian Universities’.
He said, “The NUC has constituted a high powered committee to reposition Nigerian Universities.’
“They include prominent academics to help produce good, quality post graduate studies.”
Committee which is chaired by former Executive Secretary, Professor
Peter Okebukola will help to review our curriculum for Nigeria
“NUC has not ranked any University for several
years. The Committee will advise us on ranking of Universities because
we have not done that for several years”, he explained.
He added that the NUC has drafted a document that will reduce academic period for PhDs to a minimum of three years.