After beating their chests over increasing seats in engineering, management, pharmacy and diploma courses, the state government is gulping down its throat a bitter pill this year. A total of 25 private technical colleges of MBA, MCA, pharmacy and engineering have decided to close shops and a formal letter has already been sent to the Gujarat Technological University (GTU). The one reason they have echoed is that none of these institutes have been able to get any student this year.
National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 89 universities in the last 13 years. Among those approved between 1999 and 2012 by the agency are 50 private universities, 27states universities and 12 federal universities. This puts the total number of universities in Nigeria at 125.
However, the amount of legal threats, lawsuits, hacking attempts, domain hijacking attempts, and so forth on the part of for-profit institutions around the world (especially from the US and Canada) is something that we deal with every single day.
The fledgling campaign by some private college presidents to persuade their peers to wean their institutions from financial aid awarded without regard to students’ financial need has not exactly caught fire.
The university announced on Tuesday that it had created a business school with values it said would be “distinctively Catholic and character based.” The school seeks to define itself by infusing business courses with “morality and a sense of service.”
Apollo Group Inc. (APOL), owner of the University of Phoenix and the biggest U.S. for-profit college, said first-quarter earnings fell 11 percent as new enrollment declined for a third straight quarter.
We believe that the future of this nation lies with the private universities. When we say some of them are fledgling, it is because they will suffer from the pain of just beginning a programme, which forms the fulcrum of the issue.
A group of private-college presidents is taking a first step toward publicly opposing the rising use of merit-based financial aid and the decline in need-based aid. The move comes via a draft pledge unveiled at the Council of Independent Colleges' annual Presidents Institute here.
At the University of Evansville, a private institution in Indiana, tuition for students who enter next fall will be the same ($29,740) as it is now. And the price will be locked in for the four years those students are in school; the price also will be locked in for current students as they finish their bachelor’s degrees.
The University of Buckingham in the UK last week announced that it had stopped accreditation of courses for a private university in Uganda over freedom of speech issues and the controversy surrounding the homosexuality bill in the East African country.
A decree by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to establish a national scientific research project has fuelled a 20-month dispute between the private Nile University and a research institution managed by Nobel Prize for Chemistry laureate Ahmed Zewail.
Harvard, Yale, Stanford, the University of Chicago, Emory University and probably all of their peers have laudable missions: for their graduates to contribute to society. But these five institutions share another thing: none of their endowments is a member of the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), write Robert G Eccles and George Serafeim for Bloomberg.
D. Tarasowa, A. Khalili, S. Auer, and J. Unbehauen. 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2013 ), page 33-42. (2013)13% acceptance rate, nominated for the best-paper award..