Skyline University gets NUC provisional license
The National Universities Commission, NUC, has issued a provisional license to Skyline University, Kano, bringing the number of private universities in the country to 75.
NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, who issued the license in Abuja, warned its proprietor to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations the commission has developed to guide the operation of universities in the country.
This latest licensing brings the number of universities in the country to 167; 42 Federal, 47 State and 75 private.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said access to university education in Nigeria was still a problem which required continues effort to address it.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arch. Sonny Echono, the minister said the licensing of Skyline University Nigeria, was evident of the continued mutual partnership between the government and the private sector in the provision of quality education.
“Nigerian private universities have contributed a lot over the years and will continue to contribute in the opening of access for the growing population of candidates seeking university education,” he said.
Adamu said the establishment of private universities in Nigeria, has created an environment for healthy competition and stimulates improvement in the quality of services provided by both the private and government universities.
Proprietor of Skyline University, Mr. Kamal Puri, told journalists that Skyline was a quality University, with presence in the UAE, America and China.