Don frowns at large number of First Class graduates churned out by Nigerian universities

A university lecturer, Sylvester Ibe, has frowned at the large number of First Class graduates being churned out from the nation’s universities annually, describing the trend as embarrassing to the system.

Mr Ibe, a Professor of Genetics and Animal Breeding, expressed his concern in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia, Abia State on Wednesday.

The 70-year-old don retired recently from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, after 47 years in the university system.

He said it was embarrassing that some universities kept churning out first class graduates, in spite of the poor quality of academic staff in the system.

Mr Ibe cited a particular private university which, he said, produced 215 first class out of 1,580 graduates, representing 13.6 per…

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