The National Universities Commission (NUC) has issued provisional licences to four new private universities following Federal Executive Council’s approval for establishment of the universities during its meeting on 9 January, 2019.
The Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, has enjoined Vice-Chancellors of federal universities to uphold the sanctity and good reputation of the Nigerian University System by applying themselves fully to the rules of engagement as prescribed by INEC for all university officials who would be participating in the 2019 electoral duties.
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan and Chairman, NUC Skills Development Advisory Committee, Professor Olufemi Bamiro has called for the establishment of National Skills Development Agency (SDAC) to address the Skills gaps bedeviling the nation in critical sectors of the economy.
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.