- For academic excellence, Chief Afe Babalola has proposed that final years students in every course in Nigerian universities should be allowed to write unified examinations
- The university administrator says he will present a position paper to the federal government, urging those with influences to join in pushing it
- Chief Babalola said this will ensure high standard in teaching and learning as every university shall work hard to ensure that their students pass the national examination
A legal luminary and founder of Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) has suggested to the National Universities Commission and the Ministry of Education to adopt unified examinations for final year students in every course in Nigerian universities.
Vanguard reports that Chief Babalola made the suggestion on Monday, January 21, during the 10th matriculation ceremony and award conferments on alumni of his university that made the institution proud in the academic and career pursuits.
Legit.ng gathers that the legal luminary said introducing the unified examinations will compel universities to work hard to ensure that their students pass the national examination, thereby ensuring high standard in teaching and learning.
Babalola said: “I want to suggest to NUC and the Ministry of education that in order to maintain quality and high standard in Nigerian universities, the final year in all programmes across all our universities should take the same national final examinations.
”In this way, every university shall work hard to ensure that their students pass the national examination thereby ensuring high standard in teaching and learning.
"I am going to present a position paper to FG on this and those with influences should join in pushing it. What we have done here in ABUAD is education revolution.
"We have built new generation of Nigerians, I mean a new Nigeria. We are building students who are honest, morally upright and hardworking."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government would be meeting on Monday, January 21, to resume talks on how to resolve the impasse over the two-month-old industrial action.
The disclosure was made on Friday, January 18, by the national president of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi.
Ogunyemi said there was no fresh development with regard to the resolution of the dispute between ASUU and federal government.
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