Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, says Nigeria’s private University education sub-sector needs re-positioning for it to play a key role in national development.
He charged proprietors of private Universities not to lose focus but deliver on effective strategies that will revolutionise tertiary education.
It is twenty years since the first set of private universities were licensed in Nigeria.
At present, there are seventy –nine private Universities in Nigeria accounting for 46.7 per cent of the one hundred and seventy Universities in the country.
The increasing number of candidates seeking admission into universities has made the government identify the private sector as crucial to developing tertiary education
As the number of private universities continue to increase, it is faced with numerous challenges which the government wants to tackle.
For owners of private Universities, they want government to assist private Universities with funding.