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Unemployment: Varsities Must Empower Students – Acting VC

Tackling graduate unemployment in Nigeria will require urgent re-engineering of the roles of universities, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, Prof. Akan Williams, has said.

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Williams, who was recently appointed by the institution’s Board of Regents, in Lagos said that universities must empower students and drive societal development.

According to him, some universities in Nigeria have yet to tailor their activities toward adequate empowerment of their students.

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“What is happening to our universities of technology? Are we really empowering students there?

”We have universities of agriculture. What are they producing? We now have accounting students, mechanical engineering students and a host of others in such universities, which should really not be.

”These universities are supposed to be specialised institutions of higher learning, where the focus should be technology or agriculture and things around them,” he said.READ FULL ARTICLES HERE

The acting vice-chancellor said that empowering students with various skills would require the establishment of more specialised universities that would focus on specific programmes.

“Lack of focus is largely part of the reasons things are not going the way they should in this country.

“Doing everything at the same time cannot work that way,” he said.

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The vice-chancellor said that Covenant University had a different philosophy.

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