Prof. John Ajienka former Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt frowned at the low ranking of Nigerian universities in terms of research.
The Nigerian Universities are; not ranked high across the world due to lukewarm attitude of Nigerian Scholars towards research works.
While stressing that 90 percent of the ranked universities is based on research he said,
Many Universities in Nigeria have gone past research for promotion.
He added that Harvard Universities among other universities is; 36 Billion Dollars richer than a country because the placed importance on translating its research work into products and services.
Research Institutions collaborate with strategical relevant because they are; the engine that transforms the economy of a country and create jobs for he teeming youths.
In this remarks Nigerian Defence Academy [NDA] major General Adeniyi Oyebade said that Nigerian Defence Academy is committed towards ensuring that research is top on its agenda, nothing than great inventions.
He said the ideas to transform the country must come from institutions through research and innovation saying.
we have many universities in Nigeria.
He said we should work hard more research to make the country a better place for the future generation.