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A UNIVERSITY Don and Head of Medicine at Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Obi Nwosu has called for the establishment of more universities in the country to take care of the teeming number of qualified students who cannot find space in the existing universities across the county.

   According to Prof Nwosu, less than 10% of qualified youths seeking admissions in the country’s tertiary institutions make the list while the rest wait for another year.

  He called on both the federal and state governments, as well as individuals and corporate organisations to float more universities to accommodate those qualified.

  Prof Nwosu explained that in 1960, Nigeria’s population was 50 million, but now with a staggering population of over 2400 million, the carrying capacities of existing universities are grossly inadequate.

  He said that this uninspiring scenario in part fuels the rising youth restiveness and violence in the country.

  Prof Nwosu, who made a strong case for the reactivation of federal and state governments’ projects, according to him, were capable of generating huge revenues for governments and alleviating poverty and checkmate criminality.

On the Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof Nwosu, while admitting that the outfit was doing a good job, faulted its hesitant and cautious approach to issues that border on ndi Igbo  and called on it to be more vibrant and vocal now.

  He called on governments at all levels to take the issue of security as a serious priority and tackle it head-on so that investment will thrive and reduce mass jobless strength we have today with job creating establishments, especially those who migrate to urban and big cities for employment opportunities.

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