Minister of state for Education, Anthony Anwukah, has disclosed plans by the Federal government to ensure Nigerian undergraduates embark on a mandatory year of studies before proceeding for the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC).
According to the minister, such will end the decline in the standard of education as graduates will be able to meet the needs of industries.
He spoke further saying that such is not new in the educational sector cos Law and Medical students embark on a year of further studies before going for NYSC.
“The universities are producing products that are not matching the needs of the industries. I urged the Committee of Pro-chancellors and Committee of Vice-Chancellor to end the decline in the standard of education.
Law students attend Law School for one year before going for NYSC and medical students go for one year Housemanship before they are allowed to practice fully, so it will be necessary for other courses to also go through this process.
The Lagos Business School can also serve as a one-year after-school training”, he said.