By Amaka Abayomi
The Vice Chancellor, Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State, Professor Friday Ndubuisi, has urged Nigerian universities to be research inclined so as to come up with solutions to the crisis the country is facing.
Briefing journalists after a tour of facilities of the newly established varsity which commences academic activities by the end of the month, Ndubuisi said “varsities must produce intellectuals and this can only be achieved if they go into research that would feed government and private sector with useful information, and even when the country is in crisis, come up with ideas or solutions to such.”
Rooting for private varsities to benefit from TETFUND, the Vice-Chancellor called for the crapping of scholarship schemes and subsidizing of education in private varsities.
He said “most of the best graduates in foreign varsities are Nigerians and they were able to because they had access to student loans and this ensured they concentrated fully on their studies. Rather than spending resources on scholarships, government should set up students loans board and banks for loans that would be repaid upon graduation.”
Christopher Varsity was granted license in March 2015 and is under the mentor-ship of the University of Lagos for a five year probational period. It has three faculties (Business Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences) and 11 departments.