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Three Kwara varsities, others receive provisional licences from FG

Three Kwara varsities, others receive provisional licences from FG

The Federal Government on Thursday presented provisional licenses to Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese; Ahman Pategi University, Pategi; University of Offa, offa in all Kwara state.

It would be recalled that the federal government had, in February 2021, approved the establishment of 20 new private universities.

The Minister of education, Adamu Adamu in his remark said the approval of the establishment of these universities is a testimony to the continued partnership of the federal government with the private sector.

The Minister who was represented at the occasion by the Minister of State, Hon Chukwu emeka Naajiuba urged the proprietors to live up to the standard of NUC, noting that quality assurance should not be compromised.

Other approved universities are, Topfaith University Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom, Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo, Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa,  Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano.Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo, Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River, Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo.

Also on the list are, NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna, Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau, James Hope University, Lagos, Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Capital City University, Kano, Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa, Edusoko University, Bida, Niger, Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja, Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa and Anan University, Kwall, Plateau

For his part, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed noted that the approval was a landmark achievement for Nigerian universities.

He commended the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu for deploying his goodwill to convince the Federal Executive Council to approve the universities.

He however warned that the NUC will not tolerate any unwholesome practices outside the commission’s guidelines from the proprietors of the approved universities.

Backstory: The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had on February 3, 2021 approved the establishment of Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese; Ahman Pategi University, Pategi; and University of Offa, Offa, all in Kwara State.

He said the approved universities will get their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they will use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go on.

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