• NUC Approves New Zamfara State University.

    The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given approval to the establishment of Zamfara State University as the 47th state university in the country.

    According to the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakarheed, who made this known while giving a letter of approval to the government of Zamfara state in Abuja, government should be more dedication toward promoting education development in the state and country.

    Abubakar urged the government of Zamfara to take full advantage of the establishment of the university and contribute its quota to advance the course of education.


    He commended the governor for setting aside N3billion for specific use in staff development, establishment fund and laboratory equipment.

    According to him, this commitment is a good model that should be emulated by whoever wants to establish a university.

    “I write on behalf of NUC that with effect from Monday, March 12, the Zamfara State University is approved as the 47th state university and also 162 universities in Nigeria.

    “Zamfara is the last state to establish a university. But the establishment is apt when you will have to key into the reform programme the NUC is having now and will be of benefit to you.

    “The NUC is looking at how we can be more effective in our regulation of all universities in Nigeria.”

    Rasheed said investment in higher education, educational growth and knowledge was becoming more important than the natural resources.

    He, however, urged the state to increase its activities that would enable the university achieve its goals as it commenced operations later in the year. (NAN)


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