An educationist, Mrs Titilayo Asaolu, has advised the Federal Government to stop further licensing of universities as solution to halt the decline in standard of education in Nigeria.
In an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Akure, Asaolu, said that the federal government must also increase budgetary allocation to education to improve the falling standard.
She explained that so many public schools lacked the necessary infrastructure, hence the influx of pupils to private tertiary institutions.
The educationist said that said that the situation had become critical in view of the large number of `half bake graduates; being produced from the country’s tertiary institutions.
According to her, once the parents are rich and the student scores 100 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), then the student is admitted into the private institution.
“Before a school can be established, there should be standards in place, but in Nigeria, anybody can have a university regardless of its standard.
“Even at the preliminary levels, the nursery and primary, there are so many schools and no standard. The government needs to look into it,” she said.
Asaolu also suggested a better collaboration between stakeholders in government and the private sector to improve the standard of education. (NAN)