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Monday, October 7, 2013

(#mustread) For Those Who Do Not Understand "Why ASUU Is On Strike" - Please Read This And Share Widely....

1. Less than 10% of the universities have Video Conferencing facility.
2. Less than 20% of the universities use Interactive Boards
3.More than 50% don't use Public Address System in their lecture OVERCROWDED
rooms/theatres.
4. Internet Services are non-existent,or epileptic and slow IN 99% of Nigerian
Universities
5. Nigerian Universities Library resources are outdated and manually operated.
Book shelves are homes to rats/cockroaches
6.No university library in Nigeria is fully automated. Less than 35% are partially
automated.
7. 701 Development projects in Nigerian universities 163 (23.3%) are abandoned
538 (76.7%) are PERPETUALLY on-going projects
8. Some of the abandoned projects in Nigerian universities are over 15 years old,
some are over 40 years old.
9. 76% of Nigerian universities use well as source of water, 45% use pit latrine, 67%
of students use bush as toilet
10. UNN and UDUS have the highest number of abandoned projects (22 and 16
respectively).
11. All NDDC projects across universities in Niger Delta States are abandoned.
About 84.6% of them are students' hostels
12. 77% of Nigerian universities can be classified as "Glorified Primary Schools"
Laboratories are non existing
13. There are 8 on-going projects at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. None of
them is funded by the State Government
14. 80% of Nigerian Universities are grossly under-staffed
15. 78% of Nigerian Universities rely heavily on part-time and visiting lecturers.
16. 88% of Nigerian Universities have under-qualified Academics
17. 90% of Nigerian Universities are bottom-heavy (with junior lecturers forming
large chunk of the workforce)
18. Only 2% of Nigerian Universities attract expatriate lecturers, over 80% of
Ghanian Universities attract same
19. 89% of Nigerian Universities have 'closed' (homogeneous staff – in terms of
ethno-cultural background)
20. Based on the available data, there are 37,504 Academics in Nigerian Public
Universities
21. 83% of the lecturers in Nigerian universities are male while 17% are female.
22. 23,030 (61.0%) of the lecturers are employed in Federal universities while
14,474 (39.0%) teach in State Universities.
23. The teaching staff-students ratio is EMBARRASSINGLY very high in many
universities:
24. LECTURER STUDENT RATIO: National Open University of Nigeria 1:363
University of Abuja 1:122 Lagos State University 1:111
25. (Compare the above with Harvard 1:4; MIT 1:9; Yale 1:4, Cambridge 1:3; NUS
1:12; KFUPM 1:9; Technion 1:15).
26. Nigerian Universities Instead of having 100% Academics having PhDs, only
about 43% do so. The remaining 57% have no PhDs
27. Nigerian University medical students trained in the most dangerous
environment, some only see medical tools in books
28. Only 7 Nigerian Universities have up to 60% of their teaching staff with PhD
qualifications
29. While majority of the universities in the country are grossly understaffed, a few
cases present a pathetic picture
30. There are universities in Nigeria which the total number of Professors is not
more than Five (5)
31. Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, established in 2001 (11 years
old) only 1 Professor and 25 PhD holders.
32. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, established in 2006
has only 2 Professors and 5 PhDs
33. Ondo State University of Sci & Tech Okitipupa, established in 2008, has a total
of 29 lecturers.
34. MAKE-SHIFT LECTURING SYSTEM: Out of a total of 37,504 lecturers, only
28,128 (75%) are engaged on full-time basis.
35. 9,376 (25%) Nigerian Lecturers are recycled as Visiting, Adjunct, Sabbatical and
Contract lecturers.
36. In Gombe State University, only 4 out of 47 Profs are full-time and all 25
Readers are visiting
37. In Plateau State University, Bokkos, 74% of the lecturers are visiting.
38. In Kaduna State University, only 24 out of 174 PhD holders are full-time staff.
39. 700 EX-MILLITANTS in Nigeria are receiving more funds anualy than 20
Nigerian universities under 'Amnesty Scam'
40. 80% of published journals by Nigerian University lectures have no visibility in
the international knowledge community.
41. No Nigerian academic is in the league of Nobel Laureates or a nominee of
Nobel Prize.
42. There are only 2 registered patents owned by Nigerian Academics in the last 3
years.
43. Numerically more support staff in the services of Nigerian universities than the
teaching staff they are meant to support
44. More expenditure is incurred in administration & routine functions than in core
academic matters in Nigerian Universities
45. There are 77,511 full-time non-teaching staff in Nigeria's public universities 2
Times number of academic staff
46. University of Benin, there are more senior staff in the Registrar cadre (Dep.
Registrars, PARs, SARs) than Professors
47. Almost all the universities are over-staffed with non- teaching staff
48. There are 1,252,913 students in Nigerian Public Universities. 43% Female
57%Male
49. There is no relationship between enrolment and the tangible manpower needs
of Nigeria.
50. Nigerian Uni Horrible hostel facilities, overcrowded, overstretched lavatory and
laundry facilities, poor sanitation,etc
51. Except Nigerian Defence Acadamy Kaduna, no university in Nigeria is able to
accommodate more than 35% of its students.
52. Some universities (e.g. MOUAU),female students take their bath in d open
because d bathrooms are in very poor condition.
53. Laundries and common rooms in many universities have been converted into
rooms where students live, in open prison style.
54. In most improvised cage called hostels in Nigerian Universities, there is no limit
to the number of occupants.
55. Most State universities charge commercial rates for unfit and unsuitable hostel
accommodation
56. In off-campus hostels, students are susceptible to extraneous influences and
violence prostitution, rape, gang violence
57. Nigerian University Students sitting on bare floor or peeping through windows
to attend lectures
58. Over 1000 students being packed in lecture halls meant for less than 150
students
59. Over 400 Nigerian University students being packed in laboratory meant for 75
students
60. University administrators Spend millions to erect super-gates when their
Libraries are still at foundation level; Expend millions to purchase exotic vehicles
for university officers even though they lack basic classroom furnishings; Spend
hundreds of millions in wall-fencing and in-fencing when students accommodation
is inadequate and in tatters;
61. Govt interested in spending money on creation of new uni instead of
consolidating and expanding access to existing ones; Keen to award new contracts
rather than completing the abandoned projects or standardizing existing facilities;
Expend hundreds of millions paying visiting and part-time lecturers rather than
recruiting full-time staff
62. Govt spending hundreds of millions in mundane administration cost instead of
providing boreholes and power supplements; Govt hiring personal staff, including
Personal Assistants, Special Advisers, Bodyguards, Personal Consultants, etc.

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