Four new universities licensed by the National Universities Commission




Four new universities licensed by the National Universities Commission

The National Universities Commission (NUC), has given a temporary endorsement to four new private colleges to start scholarly projects.

Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, NUC at the introduction of the licenses to the colleges in Abuja on Tuesday, said the four colleges had been under investigation since 2006. The colleges are; Greenfield University, Kaduna State, Dominion University, Ibadan, Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun, and Westland University, Iwo, Osun.

With the endorsement, Nigeria currently has 79 private colleges, and an aggregate of 173 colleges, private and open. Rasheed underscored the need to build the number of colleges in the nation, mulling over the nation's 200 million populace. He included that with the nation's populace, just around two million understudies can get to college instruction.

“Only less than 6 percent of students’ enrolment is in private universities. We hope the NUC work closely with you to ensure we introduce courses that are more attractive to prospective students and more appropriate to our current move to reposition the education system in Nigeria.

All over the world, private initiatives are welcome. Proper education cannot be handled by government alone. The NUC is not ready to sacrifice quality on the altar of access; we must ensure adherence to quality; we do not want to encourage you to run the university with impunity.’’

Rasheed added that the commission was currently processing about 270 applications in which many of them are active for approval.



Four new universities licensed by the National Universities Commission Four new universities licensed by the National Universities Commission Reviewed by Edozie Richard on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 Rating: 5

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