Prof. Gregory Ibe, Founder and Chancellor, Gregory University, Uturu, in Abia, has said that the lack of quality manpower was inhibiting educational growth in Nigeria.
Ibe told the Newsmen, in Abuja that the country’s tertiary institutions lacked the quality manpower to compete favourably with foreign institutions.
“For Nigeria’s universities to be anywhere close to its counterparts the world over, we must have the necessary manpower and equipment. We must put everything in place to get the needed results.
“To meet the target, you should have equipment for studies. Once you have the equipment, the next thing is manpower.
“The National Universities Commission (NUC), has always insisted on this and appreciates seriously where manpower is lacking,” he said.
Ibe called on the management of tertiary institutions to pool resources together to ensure that there was the needed equipment and manpower to boost the standard of education in the country.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper