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NUC cracks down on operators of illegal universities, secures jail sentence on one

National Universities Commission

National Universities Commission (NUC) said that its public sensitisation on the activities of illegal universities had yielded fruit, leading to the imprisonment of an illegal operator. Prof. Chiedu Mafiana, NUC Director, Quality Assurance, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that two suspected illegal university operators were facing trial before the court of law. Mafiana said that the ... Read More »

World Bank gives Nigeria grant of $80m for universities

Nigerian Universities

The World Bank has approved 80 million dollars grant for Nigeria to fund its 10 Centres of Excellence in universities. The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie, announced the approval in Abuja on Monday at a news  conference on the meeting of World Bank with African Centres of Excellence (ACE). Okojie also announced that Nigeria ... Read More »

FG to continue licensing of private universities

Nigerian Universities

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 ... Read More »

World Bank grants Nigeria $80m for universities

Nigerian Universities Commission

The World Bank has approved 80 million dollars grant for Nigeria to fund its 10 Centres of Excellence in universities. The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie, announced the approval in Abuja on Monday at a news  conference on the meeting of World Bank with African Centres of Excellence (ACE). Okojie also announced that Nigeria ... Read More »

‘Only five Nigerian universities have standard libraries’

Library

Only five out of the 120 university libraries in Nigeria can meet the scholarly needs of a university community, former president the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Professor Lenrie O. Aina said at the weekend. The professor of library and information science at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) who spoke this in Ilorin, while delivering the 132nd inaugural lecture of the ... Read More »

National Universities Commission gives Ajayi Crowther University full accreditation

Ajayi Crowther University

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has given full accreditation to all programmes being offered by Ajayi Crowther University.  This was recently made known to the university by the commission. Reacting to the development, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kolawole T. Jaiyeoba thanked the Almighty God for the great achievement and also appreciated the support of the Council, Management, Senate, Members of Staff and ... Read More »

NUC to ensure quality in universities

National Universities Commission

The National Universities Commission (NUC ) said that it would step up its programme monitoring mechanism to ensure universities did not exceed their capacities. Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, said in Abuja that the measure was to ensure that universities cater to students on their programmes to ensure academic excellence. Universities in Nigeria often exceed their admission quotas and ... Read More »

NUC set to improve ranking of Nigeria’s universities

Nigeria’s universities long missing in the elite league of global universities, perpetually in the last two decades, not even emerging in the first 3,000 worldwide, are about to change their profile as the National Universities Commission (NUC) began a nationwide training for university administrators in an effort to upgrade standard in the system. The workshop, which will be carried out ... Read More »

Olanipekun opposes establishment of new varsities

University of Ibadan

A legal luminary and Pro Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, critised the establishment of new universities, saying the economic realities in the country do not favour the idea. The former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) also lamented that educational development in  the country had been affected by poor funding. Olanipekun stated this while ... Read More »

Nigeria: New universities start in two years

National Universities Commission

Three new universities recently established by federal government will not begin academic session until next year or two, said the National Universities Commission. At a meeting with the newly appointed vice chancellors of the new universities, NUC executive secretary Julius Okojie, questioned about when the new academics is to commence in the new school, said, “2014, 2015”. He explained, “It ... Read More »

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