tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post1172437501025473673..comments2014-08-13T13:14:14.054+01:00Comments on naijablog: The long night of Nigerian academic researchJeremy[email protected]Blogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-21505690014806854092007-10-26T20:13:00.000+01:002007-10-26T20:13:00.000+01:00okay, so I am one of your useless readers...the on...okay, so I am one of your useless readers...the only part I read was that Bibi is back home...<BR/>Go Jeremy...*wink, wink*CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESShttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06506293561878301421[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-66353937479068298052007-10-26T17:27:00.000+01:002007-10-26T17:27:00.000+01:00Re: anonymous...Er, i'd like to see you start seri...Re: anonymous...<BR/><BR/>Er, i'd like to see you start serious research without a library. Or even better, a library with little to no books or decades-old material.<BR/><BR/>Maybe you misunderstand me; i think academic research is very, very important. But you have to provide the facilities and environment that make it possible/conducive FIRST.MsMak[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-30539947173686307682007-10-26T16:11:00.000+01:002007-10-26T16:11:00.000+01:00msmak, academic research is not part of the basics...msmak, academic research is not part of the basics - right?Anonymous[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-38682881096627445562007-10-26T14:51:00.000+01:002007-10-26T14:51:00.000+01:00Jeremy,You suppose know now; in order to justify t...Jeremy,<BR/><BR/>You suppose know now; in order to justify the high school fees and proclaim their academic superiority, they will most likely bring in expats to teach in these schools, be they from Ghana, Kenya, India, China, the U.S or U.K.<BR/><BR/>Its sad, but i think its going to be hard to focus on scholarship and academic research like these other countries when the 'basics' aren't even in place. It would be tantamount to a poor man in need of firewood worrying about deforestation. which professor is worried about academic research when all he needs to do is play politics to get to the V.C. office? And he hasnt received a salary in months! Basically, Maslow's hierarchy of needs...<BR/><BR/>First these universities need to:<BR/><BR/>1. Pay a living wage (and regularly too!) to academic staff so they can concentrate on their profession and survive without harrassing students to 'buy handouts',chasing contracts or running away to other countries. <BR/><BR/>2. Improve and maintain facilities that make study and research conducive. <BR/><BR/>3. Build an economy in which graduates and academia of these universities and their skills and ideas are respected and employable. <BR/><BR/>I read a few days ago that a young guy built a helicopter-type machine out of scraps, and instead of commendation, or sparking ideas about recycling or manufacturing locally, people are laughing and making fun of the guy. No reward and very little respect for his efforts.<BR/><BR/>You only need to read a few webbboards to get the idea. Now why would i want to follow in his footsteps? <BR/><BR/>We need to get the basics right, first.MsMak[email protected]