The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the Zamfara State University, Talata Mafara, as the 162nd university in Nigeria.
Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who announced the approval of the university yesterday in Abuja when Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, visited the NUC to present the strategic document for the establishment of the university, said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), TETFund and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had been appropriately informed about the activities of the university, adding that the approval is for immediate effect.
He noted that before now, Zamfara was the last state in the country to establish a university.
“Every Nigerian will see the merit of long planning when the university becomes fully operational,” he said. Read more