Following the inability of some Nigerian Universities to meet up with the set standards, the National Universities Commission, NUC has on Thursday denied 11 private universities operating in Nigeria full operational licenses.
This disclosure was made known during the presentation of the full operational licenses to the nine other private universities.
The 11 affected private universities were given two years to ameliorate their provisional licenses to full operational licenses; they however failed to do so in the third year, the NUC Executive Secretary, Julius Okojie, reported.
The affected universities are:
– Wesley University of Science and Technology
– Landmark University
– Rhema University
– Samuel Adegboyega University
– Paul University
– Oduduwa University
– Tansian University
– Baze University
– Obong University
– Achievers University
– Wellspring University
Mr. Okojie, who did not mention any punitive measure for the affected universities, explained that the provisional license was intended to create room for effective mentoring and qualitative growth within the first three years of operation of a new private university.
Meanwhile, the nine universities that received full operational licenses are:
Veritas University, Caleb University, Geofery Okoye University, Fountain University, Adeleke University, Western Delta University, Afe Babalola University, Salem University and Nigerian Turkish Nile University.