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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Africa's Richest Man, Dangote Set To Establish Private University In Abuja

Nigerian business mogul, Aliko Dangote, has set aside N200 billion to float a world-class private university in Abuja.

The proposal for the establishment of the University has already been submitted to the National Universities Commission, NUC by the technical team driving the set up of the proposed University.

The technical team for the establishment of the university, is headed by a former Executive Secretary of the NUC, Julius Okojie, and he disclosed that the foundation intends to drive technology and research in stimulating economic growth.

Mr Okojie, who led his team to the current Executive Secretary of the commission, Abubakar Rasheed, said the proposed university is meant to be technology-driven and asked for the cooperation and support of the NUC towards the realisation of the goal.

According to a National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, publication, the team, accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of the foundation, Zouera Yousouffou, disclosed that Mr. Dangote’s desire was to float a unique university of technology with all the necessary infrastructure and best faculty members from across the globe.

The NUC chairman promised to offer all the needed assistance for the success of the project.

He, however, advised the team to reconsider its plan of establishing a university of technology to ‘a conventional university running all programmes but with specialty in the area of technology.’

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