11 private universities denied full operational license, granted 2-yr extension

Eleven private universities in Nigerian have lost their bids for full operational licenses due to their failure to meet requirements set by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

National Universities Commission

Eleven private universities in Nigerian have lost their bids for full operational licenses due to their failure to meet requirements set by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

According to the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Professor Julius Okojie, said the requirements covered staff, facilities and land amongst other things.

“Interim accreditation was given for 3 years, then we visited and inspected the university`s facilities, staff quality and distributions especially in parameter structure, we also check the governance structure and requirements and the hectares of their land if its 100 hectares,” Okojie said.

“Precisely accreditation is a monitoring process which enables the commission to keep academic programmes of a university in check and for necessary advice to be given if any challenge arise.”

He revealed that the universities have been given an extension of two years to reassess its staff strength to student ratio and its facilities in order to get full accreditation for all their programmes.

In a related development, the NUC boss presented full operational license to and nine private universities, including Caleb University, Veritas University, Afe Babalola University and Nigeria Turkish Nile University.

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