FG Approves 12 New Varsities Amid ASUU Strike

fg approves 12 new varsities amid asuu strike
fg approves 12 new varsities amid asuu strike

Despite the Academic Staff Union of Institutions’ ongoing strike, the Federal Government has approved the formation of 12 new universities.

Despite the fact that the newly licensed colleges were private, the government recently permitted the formation of new public universities, despite the current ones’ crises.

The rejuvenation of universities is one of the ASUU’s demands that has not been addressed by the government since 2009.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, who informed the Federal Executive Council on behalf of the Ministry of Education at a meeting on Monday in Abuja, said the 12 new universities will be mentored by existing ones in their respective locations.

The proposed private universities are PEN Resource University in Gombe, Gombe State, which will be mentored by Modibbo Adamawa University of Technology in Yola; Al-Ansar University in Maiduguri, Borno State, which will be mentored by the University of Maiduguri; Margaret Lawrence University in Calilee, Delta State, which will be mentored by Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State; and Khalifa

Others include Sports University in Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State, which will be mentored by the University of Benin in Edo State; Baba Ahmed University in Kano, Kano State, which will be mentored by Bayero University Kano; and SAISA University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Sokoto, Sokoto State, which will be mentored by Usmanu Danfodio University.

According to the minister, Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State, will be supervised by the University of Port Harcourt; Peter University, Achina-Onneh, Anambra State, will be supervised by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Newgate University, Minna, Niger State, will be supervised by the Federal University Minna, Niger State; European University of Nigeria, Duboyi, Abuja, FCT, will be supervised by

“Recruitment of principal officers, academic, and administrative staff; availability of human and material resources for the commencement of any academic programme; implementation of carrying capacity; assistance in staff development; moderation of students examinations and results; general quality assurance activities; moderation of admission,” Mohammed added.