Just two months between the time of invitation to be the Guest Speaker on the occasion of Professor Kevin Ogon Etta's eightieth birthday celebration and the day of delivery was obviously too short to do anything befitting the quality of the celebrant. But I did not want to merely talk. Professor Etta deserves something more concrete than mere talk. I had to sacrifice time and energy to come up with this Essay. All these notwithstanding, I take full responsibility for any inadequacies, as there are bound to be several.
The content of this essay does not refer directly either to Universities of Jos and Calabar or Cross River University of Technology, Calabar where I have had some personal relationships. They do not also draw from any University I have served as external examiner. They are views which are concerns of all Nigerians.
I am certain that the essay will generate sufficient controversy. This is welcome as long as such controversy will impact positively on the University system in Nigeria.
I thank members of the Organizing Committee of Professor Kevin Ogon Etta's eightieth birthday celebration for the opportunity to
be part of their effort.
A. Owan Enoh
Calabar, May 18, 2018