Number of Ph.D Holders and Senior Lecturers in Universities are Inadequate – NUC

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The deputy director at the National Universities Commission (NUC), Mr. Ashafa Ladan while delivering a lecture on the “Challenges of Private Universities’ Proprietorship in Nigeria” at the founder’s day ceremony of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin disclosed that Less than 50 per cent of Nigerian university lecturers have doctorate degrees while the teaching personnel in the rank of senior lecturers and professors at the universities are also less than 50 per cent.

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According to him this lack of adequate teaching personnel at the universities had negative effect on accreditation performance of most universities and has also affected the smooth running of many private universities in the country.

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“The quality of teaching staff (senior lecturers and above) posed a greater challenge with regards to mentoring, research and research leadership, effective linkages, journal publication and the general evaluation system of standing of the university,” he asserted.

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