More funding opportunities should be made available for senior academics teaching and supervising doctoral students in Nigeria- Habibah Atta

Most professors in Nigeria do not have recurring grants to fund competitive research, unlike their counterparts in other parts of the world. And if these grants are lacking, it will be very difficult to train postgraduate students in their line of research. When grants are awarded, it predictably leads to more research and then of course, more postgraduate students are better trained under those professors.

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Regular Grants to Academics, Inter-Varsity Research Collaborations Produce Competitive Research, PTDF Scholar Emphasizes

“First, I would appreciate more funding opportunities for senior academics teaching and supervising doctoral students. These funds should also include modern facilities for research and teaching. This would greatly enhance the quality of doctoral dissertations produced. Second, I would like to see the private sector, and not just the government, funding research in our universities.”

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