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LMOP

Introduction In recent years, there has been widespread concern among stakeholders over the quality of graduates from Nigerian Universities which calls to question the currency of the curricula of academic programmes being taught in the Nigerian University system and their relevance to current and future demands of the Nigerian Society. The lack of a regular study to advise the Nigerian University System on the graduate needs of the labour market has led to a mismatch with competencies of university products. This needs to be urgently addressed. Consequently, the quality and focus of the training offered by the universities are not in tune with the needs of the society and this has led to high unemployment as many of the graduates are perceived to be unemployable, especially in the science and technology disciplines. In collaboration with other stakeholders, the NUC is coordinating the establishment of a functional Labour Market Information System (LMIS) which will provide the needed guidance and basis for determining the courses, programmes and number of graduates required by the economy. The LMIS will also serve as a feedback mechanism to guide curriculum review in the universities. Objectives: The objectives of the Labour Market Observatory Project are: To create among stakeholders awareness of LMI, its benefit and the need for a coordinated Nigeria labour market information system; To recruit commitment of the relevant public and private authorities to providing policy support for the Labour Market Observatory Project and the Nigeria Labour market information system; To elicit collaboration of stakeholder agencies and organisations in the implementation of the Nigeria Labour Market Information System (LMIS). To identify labour market information needs...

SCOPU

GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN NIGERIA Pursuant to the recommendations of the Commission on the Review of Higher Education in Nigeria, the Federal Government of Nigeria has approved guidelines for the establishment of higher institutions of learning in Nigeria. Relevant excerpts contained in the Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) (Amendment Decree No. 9 of 1993 are reproduced here under:- 19A.  An institution of  Higher Education may be sponsored or owned by the Government of the Federation or of a State or Local Government or by any of the following, that is:- a.  By a Company incorporated in Nigeria: or b.  By an individual or association of individuals who are citizens of Nigeria, and who satisfy the criteria set out in the Schedule to this Act for establishment of institutions. 19B-(1) Application for the establishment of an institution of higher education shall be made to the Minister:- a. in the case of a University, through the National Universities Commission: b. in the case of a Polytechnic or College of Agriculture, through the National Board for Technical Education; c. in the case of a College of Education, through the National Commission for Colleges of Education; and d. in any other case, through the Director-General of the Federal Ministry of Education, in accordance with the guidelines prescribed for making the application. (2) No State, Local Government or tertiary institution shall benefit from the education tax with respect to a tertiary institution unless the application for the establishment of that tertiary institution was made in accordance with the provision of subsection (1) of this section. (3) No...

LEADS

BRIEF UPDATE ON LINKAGES WITH EXPERTS AND ACADEMICS IN THE DIAPORA SCHEME (LEADS) The Linkages with Experts and Academics in the Diaspora Scheme was established by the National Universities Commission, starting in the academic year, 2007 to support the Federal Government efforts to transform the education sector. The major aims of the LEADS are: To attract experts and academics of Nigerian extraction in the Diaspora on short term basis to contribute to the enhancement of education in the Nigerian University System. To create appropriate engagement-positions and job satisfaction for Nigerian academics and experts, so that they are not attracted away or wasted internally. To encourage healthy staff movements, interaction and collaboration across and between Nigerian Universities and other sector of education and National development, and Among other benefits, to encourage experts in industry to participate in teaching and research in Nigerian Universities. To be sure of equitable participation, applications are invited from qualified Nigerian Experts and academics in the Diaspora who wish to serve at Nigerian Federal, state and Private Universities as Visiting Lecturers, Visiting Professors or Researchers over a period of three (3) months, six (6) months or twelve (12) months, respectively. The criteria for such qualification include: Terminal Degree at Doctoral or Professional level (Ph.D, D.Sc, M.D, etc). At least 5 years experience in the relevant field Academic Teaching and/or Research Experience at a globally recognized university Article Publications in referred journals Other relevant skills, discoveries, patents or experience deemed useful in target fields or national development. The scheme is limited to the following disciplines: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Management Science and Business Administration Mathematics Medicine...

ANEW

ANNUAL NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK (ANEW) The Annual National Entrepreneurship Week (ANEW) is a week-long programme for the promotion of entrepreneurship in the university system as well as an outreach platform for the projection of entrepreneurship to the larger society. It will bring together industry practitioners, professional bodies, academics and students to enhance the development of knowledge-based enterprises (social and for profit). This is meant to be a win-win programme for all stakeholders. The students will be encouraged to develop their ideas (through mentoring and coaching) to viable enterprises. The faculty likewise, will interact with industry to select and pursue research topics in areas that pose challenges to national industrial process/production and services.  ...