By Benjamine Ama, The Sight News
Abuja-National Universities Commission(NUC), has on Tuesday, issued Skyline University located in Kano State, with a provisional licence.
Speaking at the event in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu,said the approval of Skyline University Nigeria, is yet another indication of the continued mutual partnership between the government and the private sector in the provision of quality education in Nigeria.
Adamu who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arch. Sunday Echono, noted, that it is a well known fact, that the problem of access to Universities in Nigeria, continues to pose serious challenges and so requires continuous efforts to address it.
According to him, “Nigerian private universities have contributed a lot over the years and will continue to contribute in the opening of access for the growing population of candidates seeking university education”.
He further said that the emergence of private universities in Nigeria, has created an environment for healthy competition and stimulates improvement in the quality of services provided by both the private and government universities.
On his part, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, expressed his gratitude to the proprietors of Skyline University, for their decision to locate the University in Kano, and to partner with the government of Nigeria in the promotion and expansion of higher education in Nigeria.
He further said that Skyline University has joined a respectable Nigeria University system; and has added to the existing 42 Federal Universities, 47 State Universities and 75 Private Universities, making a total of 167 universities in Nigeria.
In an interview with journalists, the Chairman and Proprietor of Skyline University, Mr. Kamal Puri, said that Skyline is a quality University, with presence in the UAE, America and China, adding that Nigerians should expect the use of modern technology in education when teaching students how to face global challenges.