Amidst lingering industrial disharmony, FG approves twelve private varsities

By: Mohammed kaka Misau, Bauchi.

The National Universities commission (NUC) has despite the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), approved and issued licenses to 12 newly established private universities to enable them have legal operation in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, the minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, handed over the licences to each of the proprietors of the approved universities In Abuja on Thursday, 12th may, 2022.

The inducted universities comprises, Pdn Resources University Gombe, Al-ansar university Maiduguri, Margaret Lawrence universities Galilee Delta, as well as Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu university of Kano state among other sports varsities across the country.

Earlier speaking the minister of Education, stated that the universities may seem large, added that there is the need to establish more universities in the Nigeria.

Adamu, Adamu stressed that the institutions would be affiliated to age long universities for a successful academic and administrative mentoring which would be moderated by the NUC.

He also called on the proprietors to sustain funding towards improving infrastructure, equipment for technical and learning as well as human resources to earn the universities’ accreditation by the National University Commission (NUC).

On his part Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the Executive secretary of the NUC commended the proprietors of the universities, adding that private universities brings uniqueness to the Nigeria’s university landscape.

Responding, Dr. Muhammad Dikwa, the proprietor of Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno state who spoke on behalf of other proprietors, assured the NUC that the newly licenced varsities would properly abide by all guidelines set a side by the NUC to ensure that qualitative education is delivered successfully.

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