The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given approval for the establishment of a new university in Maiduguri, Borno state by the state government.
The Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Rasheed Abubakar on Monday, presented the letter of approval for the establishment of the university to governor Kasim Shettima.
According to the NUC boss, the commission was satisfied with the infrastructures put in place for the take-off of the new institution.
He expressed his appreciation to the state government for its desire and commitment to the restoration of the educational reputation and credibility of the state that had been strongly affected by the activities of Boko Haram in the past four years.
“Consequent upon the formal presentation of the relevant gazette law, Academic Brief and Physical Master Plan and satisfactory report, I write on behalf of the National Universities Commission (NUC), to inform His Excellency, that with effect from Monday 7, November 2016, Borno State University, located in Maiduguri, has been recognized
“Boko Haram insurgents were literally expressing their ignorance and opposition to education but thanks to federal and state government’s resistance efforts that have yielded positive results,” he stated.
In his remarks, governor Shettima said the new university would go a long way in tackling the menace of Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Governor Shettima also stressed that the state has planned to establish two more universities next year to bring the number of higher institutions in the state to 10, adding that the newly established university will take off in January next year.
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