Jega panel seeks more foreign students in varsities

Frank Ikpefan, Abuja

A committee on the internalisation of admissions into tertiary institutions has said Nigerian universities have 0.18 per cent foreign students.

The committee on the review of admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions was the brainchild of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB); it was headed by a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega.

The committee’s report, which was presented on Thursday in Abuja to JAMB Registrar, Prof Is’haq Oloyede, shows that Nigeria scores low on the internalisation index.

Internalisation is the process of integrating international, inter-cultural and global dimensions into the purpose, functions and delivery of tertiary education. It is one of the instruments needed to ensure that the country benefits from globalisation.

Jega said: “In a survey of August 2019 by this committee on tertiary institutions in Nigeria, of the 194 institutions that responded,…

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