According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Chancellor of Rhema University, Aba, Mr Emma Okorie, has stated that private universities in Nigeria have the capacities for producing better graduates.
Okorie, who spoke at the award night organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to commemorate the commission’s 20th anniversary and the International Human Rights Day on Saturday, insisted that the presence of adequate amenities and teaching methods in private universities gave them the opportunity to produce outstanding manpower for the country’s development.
“We take time to groom our children and very soon, private university students will revolutionise the country.
“If we transform these children, they will in turn impact positively on the public and they will transform Nigeria”, he said.
He, however, expressed concern about what he observed as abuse of students’ rights in some private universities.
“Every human being ought to have value for life and basic rights for livelihood; I think people should be matured not just narrow minded.
“The greatest thing that God created is human being and service to human being is the greatest service in life.
“An average student should live well and have necessary amenities for him or her to achieve the best,’’ he said.
The chancellor stressed the need for better teaching and living condition for students of private and public schools in the country.
He said one way of achieving this was for public and private proprietors to replicate international standards of boarding facilities across Nigerian schools.