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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Nigerian universities are struggling to cope with the country's laws

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As the education sector in Nigeria faces a series of challenges that often lead to the suspension of students due to strikes, universities in the country are struggling to cope with restrictions imposed by the country's laws, even though they are officially granted. self sufficiency.


Such restrictions include a long process by universities for hiring and respecting workers' rights.


As a result, the heads of the governing bodies of Nigeria's universities have embarked on a campaign to revise the rules to allow them to run smoothly.


Yakubu Ruba, chairman of the Federal University of Nigeria and one of the members of the committee that drafted the bill, said the current rules are stagnant.


According to him, the number of students in universities is constantly increasing, so there is a need to recruit more staff and teachers, so that the project can be run.


A university that has three thousand, or five thousand students, but now you see a month has ten thousand or 20,000 students, but right now universities can't hire on their own. No, they have to go to the National Universities Commission and then to the office of the Nigerian Chief of Staff. These are things that need to be improved.


He added: "The law covers universities and does not elaborate. It should look at the needs and address such issues."


According to Yakubu Ruba, If you say the university has its own independence, but it can't do anything on its own, then it has not been done. If you have the freedom, you should. you can do everything yourself .