- The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, has faulted some heads of tertiary institutions in Nigeria
- Adamu said some vice chancellors, rectors and provosts lack integrity
- He said that violations of basic guidelines would not be tolerated in higher institutions henceforth
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, has accused some heads of tertiary institutions in Nigeria of lacking integrity and professional ethics.
The minister said this on Tuesday, June 26, at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2018 policy meeting held with all tertiary institutions in Nigeria, Premium Times reports.
Adamu revealed that most of the actions of some vice chancellors, rectors and provosts and their principal officers “cannot stand test of integrity”.
The minister said: “Some of you carry out your duties with full understanding and knowledge that some of your actions cannot stand the test of integrity, as some of the infractions you endorse and approve are irregular.”
“We have documentary evidence of some of these irregularities and they include irregular admissions, skewed fees and refusal to adhere to policy decisions.”
Further more, Adamu said violations of basic guidelines would not be tolerated and any of the institutions head found guilty of misconduct will be dealt with. He insisted that no institution should sell Post -UTME forms above N2,000.
Speaking at the meeting, the JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, said exams are now harmonised so that, “candidates start and end together”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, had disclosed that the country's education policy was under review to effectively have an impact on students.
The minister made the disclosure during a Microsoft-sponsored education transformation framework workshop on Wednesday, February 21.
The minister who was represented by the director of ICT in the ministry, Ifegwu Oji, listed about 10 challenges the ministry had faced in trying. Some of the challenges he listed include dearth of quality teachers, power, infrastructural deficits and inadequate capacity building.
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