The Executive Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday received a letter of recognition from the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the establishment of three new universities across the state.
Reports revealed that the universities are; University of Creative Technology, Omuma; University of medical Sciences, Ogboko and the University of Sciences and Technology, Umuna, Imo state.
The recognition letter was issued following the formal presentation of the master plan, academic brief, university laws and the Act of Parliaments that approved the establishment of the new institutions to the universities commission.
The letter, which was signed by the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, stated that the universities had been recognized as the 50th, 51st and 52nd state universities and the 172nd, 173rd and 174th universities respectively in the Nigerian university system with effect from May 7, 2019.
Rasheed urged the state governor and the government to take advantage of the professional and technical advice from the commission to establish the universities.
While receiving the letter, Okorocha commended NUC for the warm reception accorded to his delegation and for standing out as an exceptional regulatory body, adding that the establishment of the universities was part of plans to revolutionize the education sector in the state.
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