The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday announced in approval the commencement of academic programmes at the Borno State University in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The approval was stated in a letter presented to the Governor of the state, Kasim Shettima by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Rasheed Abubakar, at the headquarters of NUC in Abuja on Monday.
The NUC had also sent different technical teams for assessment of physical infrastructure at the site of the Borno State University in Maiduguri.
One of the teams led by the Director in charge of academic standards at the NUC was in Maiduguri last week for another inspection of infrastructure.
The NUC secretary said that the university was expected to start admitting new students with the hope of graduating them in the next four years.
With this development Borno State University becomes the 44th state government-owned and the 144th in the university system in the country.
“After listening to the passionate speech by his Excellency on the restoration projects in Borno, particularly the reconstruction and the restoration of the structures and infrastructures of education in Borno, it is my pleasure to convey the decision of the National Universities Commission in the letter signed today, Nov. 7, 2016, the recognition of the Borno State University.
“Sequel to the formal presentation of the relevant gazetted law, academic brief and physical master plan and a satisfactory report from the advisory review source assessment visit, Borno State University located in Maiduguri, has been recognised as the 44th state university.
“It is the 144th university in the Nigerian university system,’’ he said.