Nigeria needs more universities – BUK VC
Text by Simon E. Sunday @SimonEchewofun he Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello has called for the establishment of more Universities in Nigeria particularly in the northern part of the country.
Professor Yahuza Bello, who stated this recently when he received members of the Governing Council of the North West University, Kano who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
He said considering the number of applicants into various universities and the admission carrying capacity of the existing Universities, there is need for federal and the state governments to establish more universities in the country.
The Vice Chancellor who cited an example of 2015/2016 admission exercise in Bayero University, saying over 20,000 students applied for undergraduate courses but only six thousand five hundred would be admitted.
The don in the university’s recent weekly bulletin corrected the wrong impression that creation of new University would bring rivalry and animosity between the old and new ones instead, he explained they would be complementing each other.