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One phenomenon I notice here in Nigeria is a proliferation of tertiary institutions. In the 60s there were 3 universities and all of them were prestigious. Now, each state wants a federal university and its own state university. 20 years ago the states were cut up to form the existing 36 states and some of these new states are still building out their state universities (all underfunded of course). There just aren't enough good teachers to go around. The quality is dissipated and it shows itself in grads who are not very well educated. I suppose this will work itself out over time as these institutions grow. You have to start somewhere. Someday some of these institutions will take their place besides the best universities in the world.