NUC approves new university for Imo

NUC approves new university for Imo

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the take-off of the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Imo, as the 49th state owned University in the country. NEWSPAD reports that the approval was given by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary of NUC in Abuja on Thursday. Rasheed, while presenting the Certificate to Gov. Rochas

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the take-off of the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Imo, as the 49th state owned University in the country.

NEWSPAD reports that the approval was given by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary of NUC in Abuja on Thursday.

Rasheed, while presenting the Certificate to Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, said the university located in Umuagwo, now became the second University to be established by the state.

He said the establishment of the new university had increased the number of Nigeria Universities from 170 to 171.

He said the university which had already been enacted into law by the State House of Assembly had also met all the requirements for its recognition by the commission.

According to him, “in line with our rules, we shall recognise this institution because it has fufilled all the requirements for establishing a university by a state.

“It is going to be a university fully owned by the Imo State goverment. The imo State House of Assembly has enacted a law in respect of the university; the governor of the state has also assented to the law.

“Out of all the six universities proposed for establisment by Imo goverment, the university of Agriculture and environmental sciences has all the strategic documents ready and had been presented to us.”

”With effect from April 3rd, NUC recognise the existence of the university of Agriculture and Environmental Studies as the second State owned University and the 49th university established by state governments as well as 171st university in the Nigerian university system,” he said.

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