PAMO University of Medical Sciences, 3 Others Get FG’s Licence | The Precision

L-R; Hon. Justice Olufunlola Oyelola Adekeye; Sen. Hope Uzodinma;
Sen. Isah Misau; Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah;
Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar GCFR; Dr Peter Odili CON,
Vice Chancellor of PAMO Educational Foundation, Prof. Michael Diejomaoh;
and Justice Mrs. Mary Odili, during the presentation of provisional
licence to PAMO University of Medical Sciences Port Harcourt, by the
National Universities Commission . . . on Monday in Abuja.


The Federal Government, through the National
Universities Commission (NUC), on Tuesday in Abuja presented provisional
licence to PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Rivers

The other universities presented with the provisional licences
include Naval Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State; Spiritan
University, Nneochi, Abia State; and Precious Cornerstone University,
Ibadan, Oyo State.
Speaking at the occasion, NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar
Rasheed, explained that the commission was presenting the licences to
the private universities after subjecting them to strict scrutiny to
ensure that they met the requirements to operate as universities.
He said that the necessary facilities must be on ground before a university could be given a licence to operate.
The NUC Executive Secretary added that the faster the facilities were
put in place, the faster the commission would present licences to them.
He noted that PAMO University of Medical Sciences was presented with provisional license within 11 months.
This, he said, was a clear indication that the university met the
necessary requirements early enough to have been able to achieve such
He also noted that the country needed more universities to support
the teeming population who still found it difficult to gain admission
into the nation’s universities.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who was represented by
Mr Sunday Echono, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, said the licences
were presented to the universities having met the requirements of NUC.
Echono said the presentation brought the number of private universities in the country to 74.
The minister said the licence would go a long way in reducing the
challenges Nigerians were facing, especially in area of gaining
admission into tertiary institutions in the country.

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