Data obtained from the National Universities Commission (NUC) gas revealed that nine out of the twenty private universities granted operational approval in 2021 are located in the North Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Three of these new universities are located in Kwara State while Nasarawa and Plateau states have one each.
Kaduna is the only state that has three federal degree awarding institutions Nigeria. It is home to the first university in the North, the first defence academy in West Africa and the first air force institute in Africa. Let us take a look at these degree awarding institutions.
According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria currently has forty nine federal universities. However, these institutions have unequal capacities which reflect in the number of courses they are currently running. Data obtained from the regulatory body (NUC) show that only six out of these ivory towers currently have 80 or more accredited programs.
Data gathered from the National Universities Commission (NUC) show that there 20 public (12 state and eight federal) universities in the South West. Four of this institutions got new vice chancellors (VC) this year. These VCs are expected to paddle the canoe of their respective universities for the next five years.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday, September 20, 2021 published the list of universities approved to run Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program in Nigeria. According to the list, only twelve universities have the requisite approval to run the program. These universities received accreditation to float the program between 2015 and 2020.
From data available on the website of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Delta State now has six public universities.Two of the universities belong to the federal government while the state government has the remaining four universities. The federal universities in the state are the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun and Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.
Information obtained from the National Universities Commission (NUC) reveals that there are currently ninety nine private universities in Nigeria. The NUC licensed the first three private universities in 1999. The first South West university to receive accreditation of federal government is Babcock University. The University was originally established in 1959 by the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church as Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA).
Twenty private universities received operational approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2021. Six of these institutions are located in Southern Nigeria with one, two and three respectively in the South West, South-South and South East. Let us explore these six institutions. James Hope University is the only new university in the South West.
The National Universities Commission has suspended the license of newly approved Karl Kumm University, Jos. This follows prolonged disputes with the University's host community, Official sources say. A letter from the NUC, dated 6th August, 2021 was on Saturday delivered to owners of the University - the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), the University authorities and the Plateau State Government, the source revealed.
According to data obtained the National Universities Commission (NUC), total number of universities in Nigeria is 197. Only five of the universities are specialized medical and health institutions. These include one federal (Federal University of Health Technology, Otukpo), two state-owned (Bayelsa Medical University and Ondo State University of Medical Sciences) and two privately-owned (PAMO University of Medical Sciences and Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences) universities.
The University of Ilorin famously known as (UNILORIN) is a recognized federal university in Nigeria and it is located in Ilorin, Kwara State. The institution is officially accredited by National Universities Commission (NUC) and offers varieties of undergraduate programmes. Do you want to find out the list of courses you can study at the University?
The Thomas Adewumi University located at Oko, Kwara State is set for historic take-off of academic activities come May 16, 2021, barely one month after securing licence by the National Universities Commission (NUC), to commence operation as a tertiary institution.To this end, about 500 pioneering students who are lucky to secure admission into the University within the past few weeks, are expected to start arriving campus as from that day.
Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed that N30bn revitalisation funds will be paid out to public universities. This was after a marathon mediation meeting between the Federal Government (FG) and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The meeting was convened to evaluate the level of implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by FG and ASUU in December 2020 and the agreement of the follow-up meeting held on the first week of August this year.
(Photos Credit: Google) BREAKING: Buhari Reappoints Oloyede, Rasheed As JAMB, NUC Bosses President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede, and the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, for another tenure of five years.
...as NUC approves 20 academic programmes for a take-off From Kehinde Adewole The teeming admission seeking Nigerian youths and adults now have a goldmine of opportunities with the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) as the Ivory Tower has been graciously given an official nod to commence her Part-Time academic programmes from the 2020/21 academic session which kicks off in October this year.
Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed that N30bn revitalisation funds will be paid out to the public universities. This was after a marathon mediation meeting between the Federal Government (FG) and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The meeting was convened to evaluate the level of implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by FG and ASUU in December 2020 and the agreement of the follow-up meeting held on the first week of August this year.
President Buhari Makes New Appointment Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Rukayyatu Abdulkareem Gurin as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs in the Office of the First Lady. Gurin was at various times a Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri; a Deputy Director at the National Universities Commission (NUC); and a Director at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.
Educational pursuit in Nigeria has become something of a necessity if one must get or advance in certain choice jobs. This puts pressure on the higher education system hence this post takes a look at problems of Nigeria universities and possible solutions. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), primarily responsible for the prerequisites of admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria reported that the number of candidates who register and sit for the UTME are constantly on the increase.
Buhari Approves New Appointment President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed Professor Ishaq Oloyede and Professor Abubakar Rasheed as Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, respectively, to the Federal Ministry of Education on Friday. Photo credit: Vanguard Newspapers
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has named Rukayyatu Gurin as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs in the Office of the First Lady. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed this in an assertion on Monday named 'President Buhari delegates new associates for First Lady.'