Getting Our Universities Back on Track is a broad narrative on the state of higher education in Nigeria, undertaken within the context of the author’s experience as Vice Chancellor at Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA), a public university in the country, from 2010 to 2015. The process by which the author negotiated the challenges presented by AAUA in those years are carefully unveiled in a manner that speaks to the emergence of new paradigms for university governance, predicated upon an untrammelled commitment to meritocracy. It is a narrative on the success story of modernization of a public university operating in a particularly difficult policy and politics terrain. It equates a practice manual for university governance in Nigeria, and arguably beyond.
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