ABUJA—THE National University Commission, NUC, Wednesday blamed the rot in the education sector on the takeover of public and missionary schools shortly after the Nigeria-Biafran civil war in the seventies. Executive Secretary of the NUC, Professor Julius Okojie who made this known also said that the abolition of boarding schools as well as 30 years of military rule contributed to high level of indiscipline and decay in the system.
Okojie spoke when he received a letter of intent from the family of the former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida for approval to establish El-Amin University in Niger State.
This was even as the NUC has also approved the Jigawa State University, making it the 39th state university and 129 recognized universities in the country.
Late wife of the former Head of State, Hajia Miriam Babangida had established El-Amin International School which was reputed for quality standard about 20 years ago and as a matter of continuity, the family represented by Dr. Mohammed Babangida presented the application to the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie in Abuja to float the proposed university.