Govt of Nigeria Was Considering New Policy of Graduates Studying
The Federal Government is thinking about a major policy to move Nigeria’s tertiary instruction system that would see graduates go for an additional year of studies so as to grounded enough for the labour market.
The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah, uncovered this on Tuesday at atwo-day retreat for governing councils of the federal universities in Abuja held under the theme ‘Elements of Statutory Governance, Procurement and Financial Accounting in Nigerian Universities’.
Anwukah uncovered that the expansion of the time of studies was being considered on the grounds that numerous university graduates, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country were not good enough to be employed by industries.
He called attention out that the proposal was similar to the extra-year currently being undertaken by law and medical students.
In the same way, Law students go to Law School for one year before going for NYSC and medicinal students go for one year Housemanship before they are permitted to practice fully, so it will be necessary for different courses to likewise experience this procedure.
“The Lagos Business School can likewise serve as a one year after-school training,” the Education minister of state included.
He proceeded with that the university system has let Nigeria down in the nation’s journey for industrial development. He said the universities have neglected to create graduates that address the issues of the industries.
“The universities are are busy producing products that are not matching the needs of the industries. I encouraged the Committee of Pro-chancellors and Committee of Vice-Chancellor to end the decrease in the standard of training,” he said.
Anwukah complained that the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, SIWES, system has failed in the colleges, polytechnics and universities,stressing that “the project is not working” and remains a major problem for the university system.