Registrar and Chief Executive, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said that Nigerian universities are better than those in Ghana, Malaysia and Korea.
In an interview with journalists in Ilorin on Friday, he stated that some people were having inappropriate opinion of Nigerian universities because of ignorance.
He added that many of those who are schooling in the those countries were returning to study in Nigeria, having realised that Nigerian universities are of superior potential.
“Nigeria has better universities than Ghana. I can bet it. Why should Nigerians spend over N1bn yearly for education in Ghana?  They are ignorant ones.  They want to come back home. I can tell you authoritatively that they want to come back to Nigeria and study. Some of them even go to Malaysia, Korea.  Nigeria is better, I know it,” he said.
Ojerinde also stated that JAMB had perfected arrangements to ensure that the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is hitch-free.
He added that JAMB accredited 160 examination centres this year as against 65 last year.  According to him, 300 centres applied for consideration this year but only 160 met the criteria.
Source: Punch Newspaper

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