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|NUC Gets 240 Applications For New Universities by Nobody: 9:17am On Aug 02, 2017|
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja
The National Universities Commission has said it is currently processing applications from 240 individuals and organisations to establish private universities in the country.
The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said this on Tuesday while meeting with bursars from about 40 federal universities in Abuja.
Rasheed, who urged the bursars to be honest and thorough in financial allocations to their universities, said it was embarrassing that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission found corrupt practices in the university financial system.
He said, “Interactions of this nature are to improve our country’s university system. It may be of interest to you that the university system in Nigeria is growing. We have as of today 153 universities. We have federal, state and private universities.
“We have 68 private universities which is the highest of the three categories. And the number is growing because the NUC is currently processing over 240 applications for private universities in the country.
“We decided to invite all of you, federal universities’ bursars. There are many areas where you have to put your heads together.”
The NUC boss noted that the EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, would visit the NUC to discuss the investigations of some VCs among other issues.
“The EFCC is investigating so many universities as you are aware. One of the areas being investigated by the EFCC is the furniture allowance. Many universities fail to interpret what we mean by the furniture allowance. Common sense tells us that the government will never allocate N5.77m as furniture allowance to any VC.
“Yet, many bursars in many universities allow vice-chancellors to take N480,000 monthly as furniture allowance and you know it is wrong. This is why whenever the EFCC comes, there is crisis, and the VCs and the bursars are the easy targets. This interaction is to address these issues,” he added.
Lalasticlala Mynd44 TheVictorious
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|Re: NUC Gets 240 Applications For New Universities by Nobody: 9:31am On Aug 02, 2017|
Understandably Nigeria's population is soaring so more universities might be needed. But NUC should not compromise quality on the alter of quantity. Many private universities are still largely unsubscribed so if new ones cant start on a good note infrastructurally and personnel wise then there is no need..
|Re: NUC Gets 240 Applications For New Universities by TheVictorious(m): 4:21pm On Aug 02, 2017|
They should just make sure that they are not substandard universities that will tarnish the name of private universities in the country. The problem is not establishing more but improving the qualities of the ones that are already on ground. So in any case, quality must not be compromised!
|Re: NUC Gets 240 Applications For New Universities by TheVictorious(m): 4:22pm On Aug 02, 2017|
Lalasticlala, Seun, Mynd44; come and see!
|Re: NUC Gets 240 Applications For New Universities by oldfoolnigger(m): 7:18pm On Aug 02, 2017|
|Re: NUC Gets 240 Applications For New Universities by Nobody: 11:57pm On Aug 02, 2017|
TheVictorious:I trust NUC to license some very useless ones. Eventually giving private universities a bad name. We need private universities like CU, ABUAD, LandmarkUNI, AUN and Babcock. Anything less than the quality that those listed currently offer is unacceptable.
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|Re: NUC Gets 240 Applications For New Universities by babyfaceafrica: 6:59am On Aug 03, 2017|
No jobs....more schools.. Naija which way?
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