The National Universities Commission (NUC), has dismissed claims of new ranking of universities in the country, saying it had not ranked the nation’s universities in the last 14 years.
Prof. Abubakar Rashid, its Executive Secretary, in an address at the 3rdCombined Convocation of the Bingham University, Karu in Nasarawaa State, urged members of the public to disregard recent rankings said to have been done by the NUC.
“The purported ranking published in the conventional and social media is false, fake and not from the NUC. It is meant to deceive members of the public and should be disregarded,’’ Rashid said.
Rashid, however, said that the NUC would soon carry out the ranking to determine the true status of the universities, adding that the exercise would represent a true assessment of the schools by the NUC.
He challenged Nigerian universities to put more efforts into research so as to proffer solutions to the nation’s myriad of problems.
The NUC boss commended ECWA Church, the proprietor of Bingham University, for tackling the crises that hit the school some years ago, and even led to students’ unrest.