FG appoints Jega, Okebukola into varsity education review committee

FG appoints Jega, Okebukola into varsity education review committee
January 09 00:04 2018

By Johnson Samson

The Federal Government has appointed former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, and former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Peter Okebukola, as members of a committee saddled with the task of reviewing of the nation’s university education system.

The NUC has also dismissed the recent rating allegedly done by the commission as fake, saying it has not rated universities for many years.

The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, made this known in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Monday after he appeared before the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to defend the 2018

“The NUC has constituted a high-powered committee of very credible senior academics.

“Most of the members of this small committee are former vice chancellors, former executive secretaries of the NUC and some had held positions like pro-chancellor, chairman of INEC and minister of education.

“We have given them a six-term reference to help us with the re-positioning of Nigeria’s university system,” he said.