Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade has described the drop in education standard in the country as sad.
Ayade , who also called on the Federal Government to beam its searchlight on development of human capital in the country, said this while speaking at the 12th Governing Council of the University of Benin.
He added that the development of human capacity among Nigerian students, will ensure they compete favourably with their counterparts across the globe.
“Today, we have a very sad situation where products of our universities cannot hold their hands up. It is very saddening when we look at the amount of young people who are seeking to be admitted into Nigerian universities and the entire number of universities in Nigeria, 153 with almost 10 million people seeking admission at a time,” the governor said.
“We cannot continue to depend on foreigners to give us solutions. The black man is in a very hot climate, it takes a foreign company to provide air conditioner for us.
“So where are the professors and researchers in Nigeria? The Council, therefore, has the responsibility to restructure the academic curriculum of Nigeria to reflect our core.”