The Federal Government said it would continue to licence private universities that met laid down requirements for access to quality tertiary education in the country.
This is contained in a statement signed and issued in Abuja by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Media) to the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike.
The statement stated that Wike made the remark when he received the management of Nigerian-Turkish Nile University in his office on Wednesday in Abuja.
It said that the federal government would continue to collaborate with international agencies to develop university education.
It said that the framework established by President Jonathan’s administration through the National Universities Commission (NUC) had given rise to quality international and local private universities across the country.
“We are happy that the Nigerian-Turkish Nile University has played a key role in the development of university education in the country.
“We shall continue to partner with your government and other key development agencies in Nigeria to develop our university education,’’ the statement said.
The statement said that the minister accepted an invitation by the university’s management to tour its facilities, and also approved the participation of the ministry in the International Olympiad to be organised by the university.
It also quoted the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Huseyin Sert, as stating that the school would continue to contribute its quota to the development of Nigeria’s education sector.
The statement quoted the Vice Chancellor as saying that the institution runs primary and secondary schools in seven states of the federation. (NAN)