Wednesday, July 18, 2012


FEDERAL GOVERMENT RESTORES OPERATING LICENCE OF ONE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY. RUQAYYATU RUFA'I, NIGERIA'S MINISTER OF EDUCATION The Federal Government had through its regulatory agency, the National Universities Commission (NUC) earlier suspended the activities of seven private Universities for not meeting up to minimum target on school facilities and academic programmes. The suspended universities affected then were Lead City, Caritas, Joseph Ayo Babalola, Tansian, Madonna, Achievers and Obong. However the National Universities Commission (NUC) had restored that suspended operating license of Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State. In a statement made available by the Registrar of JABU, Wale Aderibigbe: “This was made known through a letter from the NUC: NUC/ES/259/Vol.I/219, dated July 16, 2012, duly signed by the Commission Deputy Executive Secretary, A.S. Agbaoye, and addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sola Fajana. He said the press statement becomes imperative as the University was among seven others whose licenses were suspended the Nigeria University Commission earlier. A VIEW OF JABU He went further by saying “With this news, the university management, through the help of the Board of Trustees and Governing Council, swung into consultation with the NUC. Coupled with these were several efforts made to align with the Commission’s directives”. He then said the University management has resumed immediately the 2012/2013 admission process which has been stalled due to the development. He also used the opportunity to reiterate the motive of the institution towards providing both moral and intellectual education to future leaders. We however, were unable to confirm as at the time of filing this report whether it was only JABU's licence that was restored or there were others too. Stayed tuned to as we will update you as soon as more details are made available.

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