Nigerian universities have long been plagued with a series of shortcomings and serious backwardness that has left those in search of quality education with the only option of seeking it on foreign soil. But as luck would have it, 27 Nigerian universities are finally getting it right by choosing to go online to boost content,research and development.
The good news about the 27 Nigerian universities that just connected to share high-speed, 10 gigabit core and internet resources content to boost research findings, was disclosed at the just held West African Research and Education Network (WACREN) Workshop by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie.
At long last, Nigerian universities struggling with inefficient research methods and means can now lean on online researches and eventually consolidate digital content in research and development, in line with global demands.
This will help cover the shortcomings of our academics by building infrastructure on ICT to welcome diverse research methodologies such as video conferencing and teleconferencing, that would bring faster results for collaborative learning between educational institutions within and outside the country.
Some may be wondering what is in this for us as nation. Well, the lowdown is that the success of this initiative will make our academics a model, while enabling others from foreign land to partake in it. Like distant learning but this time around, we are the ones offering the service.
Even if the move is a baby step, it is still an art of progress.