JUST-IN: NUC Boss, Prof Rasheed, Resigns, Returns To BUK





Professor Abubakar Rasheed, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), resigned his position in order to continue teaching at Bayero University Kano (BUK), where he was appointed from.


In Abuja on Monday, Professor Rasheed told journalists that he had served as the Commission's executive secretary for seven years.


After accepting the granting of a temporary license to the third Kogi State-owned University, Rasheed announced his resignation.


The new institution will be situated in the State's Kabba local government region.


The institution would be the 62nd state government-owned university in the nation, according to Executive Secretary of NUC Abubakar Rasheed, who gave the letter of clearance to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Monday in Abuja.


Rasheed thereupon informed the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) of the institution's creation.


He said, “On behalf of the Commission, with effect from 26th June, 2023, Kogi State University Kabba has been recognised as the 62 state-owned universities in the country.”


Having approved various institutions across the nation during his seven-year tenure, he referred to the new university as his final child in the Commission.


Some time earlier, Governor Bello claimed that the university establishment bill had been sent to the Kogi House of Assembly and had been approved.


The Governor expressed the expectation that the first group of students would be enrolled into the institution before his term as governor expired, saying that there were already processes in place to establish the university.


He said that money had been set aside to launch the university right away, claiming that its establishment was done to satisfy a long-standing desire of the Kogi West community.




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