The National University Commission (NUC) has granted full operational licences to nine private universities.
NUC’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie, said the licences followed complete compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines by the varsities, but warned that the commission would not tolerate any breach in the conditions for the issuance of operational licences.
Okojie has however, raised concerns over high tuition fees charged by private varsities, but added that the issue of school fees in the institutions depended on the market demand, quality and facilities therein.
The nine private universities that were granted full licences are: Caleb University, Lagos; Salem University, Lokoja; Veritas University, Abuja; Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti; and Nigerian-Turkish Nile University, Abuja. Others are: Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu; Fountain University, Osogbo; Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State; and Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State.
By: Esther Adeyanju