FGN Set To Prevent Abuse Of Visiting Lectureship Amongst Lecturers

 



The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Ministry of Education is now embarking on moves to end what can be termed "abuse of visiting Lectureship".


This moves which was disclosed in the Ministerial Strategic Plan published by the ministry, is primarily targeted at lecturers teaching in Federal institutions.


It was gathered that in 2017, there was a debate in the House of Representatives over the role of visiting lecturers in the Nigerian educational system.


One Abass Tajudeen, a member from Kaduna had said that he was concerned that the situation of visiting lectureship affects the quality of education being provided owing to the fact that lecturers usually abandon their duties in their places of primary employment and spread their services across other universities.


“The objective is to prevent abuse in visiting lectureship and ensure that academic staff do not neglect their institutions of primary responsibilities.


“Implementation of the policy will restrict visiting to a maximum of two universities by any academic staff," the policy reads.


The ministry further added that it would spend N715m on the implementation in 2022, however, the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) would bear the cost.

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