This book, One and Half Centuries of the University in Nigeria, 1868 - 2011: A Historical Account describes the journey of the university from its origin in the European Middle Ages through the time when it was first demanded in west Africa in 1868, to 1948 when the first university, the University College, Ibadan, was established in Nigeria, to 1979 when the first State University, the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, was established through 1999 when the first three private universities, namely Igbinedion, Babcock, and Madonna were established. The book looks in separate chapters at admission into Nigerian universities, the industrial training of students for the Nigerian labour market, the National Youth Corp scheme (NYSC), examination malpractices and cult activities in Nigerian Universities, the courses given in Nigerian universities, the influence of Britain and America on the Nigerian university system, distance education, including the National Open...

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