Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, University of Calabar, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has advised the Federal Government (FG) to stop establishing more universities and improve the standard of existing ones.
Mr Iwuanyanwu said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Atta Ikeduru, Imo state on Tuesday.
The businessman insisted that instead of the frequent approval of new universities, the government should concentrate on improving standards in the existing ones to produce quality graduates.
He decried that the standard of education in Nigerian universities had dropped when compared with what was obtained more than four decades ago.
“During our days in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, before the outbreak of the civil war, Nigerian universities were rated among the top universities in the world but the situation today is something else. Government must do something to change the university system".
Speaking further, Mr Iwuanyanwu said that the quality of education was central to the advancement of the nation, adding that emphasis must be placed on specialisation by universities for expected gains in the education sector.