Challenges With Nigeria Tertiary Education

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4. Challenges with Nigeria Tertiary Education
4.1 The Process of Admission
It is said that the beginning of a thing matters a lot. The admission process into Nigeria tertiary institutes is the beginning of the challenges faced by graduates in Nigeria. Recent developments in Nigeria tertiary admission system have thrown confusion and uncertainty into the minds of candidates who sat for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), about the possibility of securing a hitch free admission to study their courses of choice in any Nigerian tertiary institute. Similarly, parents and guardians are also worried about the educational destiny of their children, particularly as it concerns several policy somersaults of the government in recent past.
The most worrisome aspect of it is the issue of Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) examinations introduced in 2005, being conducted by individual universities for the purpose of testing the candidates’ academic and intellectual competence. Not long ago, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced the ban on Post-UTME describing it as a well-orchestrated means of defrauding candidates. The statement caused some confusion in the plans of individual universities and also generated criticisms from some stakeholders in education.

In response, the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities converged on Abuja for an emergency meeting to deliberate on better ways of…
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