The NUC on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, presented provisional licenses to 2 new private universities, following their approval by the Federal Executive Council. The newly licensed private universities were: Lighthouse University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State and African School of Economics FCT
The Ag. ES, NUC, Mr. Chris J. Maiyaki, has debunked claims in some quarters that some universities in the country were charging tuition fees in dollar, but rather insisted that in the spirit of internationalisation of university education all over the world, only foreigners studying in universities in the country pay tuition in dollar.
The Federal Government of Nigeria, has assured Nigerians that no indigent students would be denied the government education student loan scheme billed to be launched in the upcoming weeks.
The HME, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has said that Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates were committed to exploring educational opportunities available in the two countries
The establishment of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELF), by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was a step in the right direction and signaled hope that young Nigerians whose parent could not afford to pay their fees at university level would henceforth do so with ease, the Acting ES, NUC, Chris J. Maiyaki, has said.
President Bola Tinubu has named Mrs. Didi Esther Walson-Jack, OON, mni, as the Permanent Secretary of the FME, following the retirement of the substantive Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. David Andrew Adejo, upon reaching the mandatory age from the Civil Service.