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General News of Thursday, 5 March 2020


NUC is considering cross border education- NUC Director, Maiyaki

National University Commission Director, Christopher Maiyaki National University Commission Director, Christopher Maiyaki

The National University Commission has completed plans that will enable Nigerians enjoy cross border education.

A Director at the National University Commission, Christopher Maiyaki made this statement at the 75th anniversary of the British Council's stay in Nigeria.

According to Maiyaki, the NUC has begun to eye quality online courses that Nigerians can take to better their careers and professions.

"The NUC has approved guidelines for cross border education. As NUC, we are committed to preserve and protect the level of education that we execute nationally. We are embracing online courses we need to make sure that the quality is of world standard," he said.

Cross-border education is a division of "internationalization of higher education" that refers to dual and joint degree programs, branch campuses, and virtual, on-line education. likes to believe this move is in line with the recent moves by the commission to reposition and revitalise university education in Nigeria where it unbundled Mass Communication as a degree programme into several separate degree programmes, thereby, making Mass Communication a full Faculty.

The Britsih Council is celebrating 75 years of cultural relations in Nigeria, hence the reason it came up with the #BritishCouncilNigeriaAt75 #75Stories campaign to compile 75 stories from the hundreds of submissions it received from participants of its different programmes from its archives.

Prime amongst those iconic stories are performance artist and poet, Efe Paul Azino, Social entrepreneur, Grace Ihejiamaizu, Adebisi Peters, Fatimah Ahmed amongst others.