The Federal Executive Council has approved four new private universities Wednesday, 9th January 2019. The first meeting of the Council was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Briefing State House correspondents, the Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu, gave the names of the universities as: Greenfield University, Kaduna; Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State; Trinity University, Ogun State; and Westland University in Iwo, Osun, State.
The Executive Secretary, NUC Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheeed, has stated that the essence of government’s efforts at empowering procurement officers was to strengthen their understanding of procurement, environmental and social standards and their usefulness as policy tools in resource utilisation.
The Executive Secretary NUC, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, has said that the Commission’s strategic reform policies aimed at strengthening its regulatory functions and revitalising the Nigerian University System (NUS) to be more relevant for national development and global competiveness was yielding dividends.
The Association of West Africa Universities (AWAU) recently held its 6th Conference at Universite Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar with the theme: “Trans-Border Research and Quality Assurance: Challenges for African Universities”.
The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, has clarified that the Commission has not done any ranking exercise or ranked any university in Nigeria in the past 14 years.
The Executive Secretary, NUC Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, has said that continuous interventions in the Nigeria University System by the World Bank has transformed Higher Education in Nigeria into a result-oriented and global commodity.