The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, has told the delegation from the WAPCMLS that NUC shall not encourage fellowship of any professional bodies or organisation as a substitute for a PhD.
The Federal Executive Council has, last week, approved the establishment of 20 new private universities in Nigeria, bringing their total to 99 and the total number of universities in Nigeria to 193.
The ES NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, last Wednesday defended the budget estimates of the commission, federal universities as well as the three Inter-University Centres (IUCs) for the 2021 appropriation year before the National Assembly Joint Education Committees of the Senate and the House.
Mr. Chris Jibreel Maiayaki has been appointed Deputy Executive Secretary (DES), Administration, by the Board of the National Universities Commission Chaired by Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, sequel to his nomination by the Executive Secretary, NUC, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR, FNAL.
Following the recent briefing by the PTF team on COVID-19 to the effect that significant decline in the reproduction number (R-Value) for COVID-19 has been recorded in the country, the Federal Ministry of Education has accepted the request of the NUC for universities