FG "short-changing" private universities — Bingham University VC

The Vice Chancellor of Bingham University, Prof. Kursim Samuel Leonard-Fwa said private universities play a major role in the Nigerian education sector but are not treated fairly by the government, especially with regards to sponsorship.

Private universities are being shorthanded by the Federal Government, says the Vice Chancellor of Bingham University, Karu, Prof. Kursim Samuel Leonard-Fwa.

Leonard-Fwa, a professor of political science, made the statement in an interview with Daily Trust.

Speaking on the challenges of tertiary education in the country, he noted that private universities play a major role in the sector but are not treated fairly by the government, especially with regards to sponsorship.

"The private universities have been short-changed by the federal government," he said.

"The private sector pay tax and the federal universities are sponsored."

The Vice Chancellor noted that private universities would make more judicious use of funds than public institutions if given access to government funds.

"I think this disparity has become a major issue today, give the private universities 10 per cent of what the public universities are getting and we will lower cost of education, produce better graduates who will go out and do the nation proud," he added.

"If the private universities are given even 10 per cent of what the public universities are getting, they would have reduced their costs and employed capable professors who will do better in private university than public."

Bingham University, established by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), is noted for enforcing high Christian moral standards.

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