Nigerian Universities Still Use Old Colonial Masters’ Curricula, — Ex AAU VC

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Dr Awele Maduemezia, a former vice-chancellor of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), has said Nigerian universities are growing without developing because they have failed to evolve.

Nigerian universities are growing without corresponding development and have failed to evolve out of the curricula used since the colonial era.

Dr. Awele Maduemezia, a former vice-chancellor of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma-Edo State, said this while delivering AAU’s 19th Convocation Lecture titled; “Growth and Development of University Education in Nigeria.”

Maduemezia said Nigeria has yet to modify the curricula brought into the country by the colonial masters, save for the changes that came with the founding of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 1961, including the course system.

The don noted that the National Universities Commission (NUC) failed to add the need for each university must impact positively on its host environment in its minimum standard for universities.

He called on universities to reevaluate with the purpose of matching growth with development.

“The time has come for each university to re-examine its mission and its vision, and adapt its curriculum to meet not only the dictates of the NUC, but the needs of the end-users of university education,” he said

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