Idahosa varsity lauds NUC over research

December 18, 2013

A private University, Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin City, Edo State at the weekend lauded the National Universities Commission (NUC) for its partnership with agencies to boost research which it said constitutes 30 percent of university education.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie stated this during the school’s 9th convocation ceremony where he added that there was partnership between the school, edo state government and israel in the area of agriculture.

“there are benefits for a university to rank high because prospective student and funding agencies that fund research projects tend to have affinities for universities with high ranking”.

The recent move by the NUC to forge partnership/collaboration with other institutions or organisations to conduct a workshop titled “Paradigm Shift: Let your Knowledge and Research create wealth for you”  held on november 26-27, 2013 in abuja further underscores the importance of universities

culled from guardian newspaper (monday, december 16, 2013)