Nigeria: Plan to Build University in Abuja Remains - Anglican Church


The Anglican Bishop of Kubwa Diocese, Rt. Rev. Duke Akamisoko, has said that the proposed plans by the church to open a university in Abuja, September, may have been put on hold because the church could not meet the requirements of the National Universities Commissions (NUC), but the dream lives on.

Akamisoko disclosed this, weekend, during a meeting with a team of professors assembled to spearhead the establishment of the university.

He said: "The NUC had insisted that the church must possess 100 hectares of land, against the current requirement of 25 hectares, before the request of starting the university would be granted."

The bishop said that efforts to get the needed plot of land in the FCT during the tenure of the last government proved abortive, appealing to the Buhari-led administration to consider their request to enable the church start a world standard citadel of learning to complement government's effort in the education sector.

He stated that a team of distinguished and erudite professors assembled worked tirelessly to produce practical and high-standard academic brief that can compete with any good institution within and outside the country.

The clergy said that the proposed university aimed at producing job creators, not job seekers.

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