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193 Universities not enough for Nigeria’s 200 million population ― Minister, Adamu

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The Nationwide Universities Fee NUC on Thursday handed over operational licenses to the 20 new non-public Universities not too long ago authorized by the Federal Authorities provisional.

The licenses authorise the brand new establishment to begin tutorial actions.

The latest certification now brings the variety of the nation’s non-public establishments to 99 and 193 Universities in whole.

Recall that the Federal Govt Council authorized the schools in February 2021.

Nonetheless, the Minister of Schooling, Adamu Adamu, who offered the licences to the schools on behalf of the federal authorities,
maintained that Nigeria wanted extra universities to cater for its teeming schooling hungry populace.

He advocated for extra non-public sector funding in College schooling within the nation.

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“The Authorities can also be nicely conscious that international locations which are constantly well-ranked in Human Growth indices have, in recognition of the vital position of Universities in human capital growth, sustained a decent variety of Universities relative to their inhabitants.

In relation to Nigeria’s inhabitants of over 200 million, the present 193 Universities is kind of low when in comparison with these of different economies reminiscent of Brazil (209 million) 441 Universities, Mexico (126million) 375 Universities, Russia (1445 million) 741 Universities.

The Schooling Minister, Adamu Adamu was represented on the occasion by the Minister of State for Schooling, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.

A number of the outstanding names among the many chairmen of the brand new non-public universities embody the Govt Secretary of Tertiary Schooling Belief Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah, founding father of Zenith Financial institution Plc, Jim Ovia, amongst others.

193 Universities not sufficient for Nigeria’s 200 million inhabitants ― Minister, Adamu

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