The establishment of Borno State University has been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).


Rasheed Abubakar, executive Secretary of NUC, presented the letter of approval to Kasim Shettima, Borno state governor, at the headquarters of NUC on Monday in Abuja.

Abubakar noted that the commission was satisfied with the infrastructures put in place for the take-off of the institution.

The NUC boss praised the Borno state government for having the commitment to restore the educational reputation and credibility of the state, especially after the terror reign of Boko Haram in the past four years.


Abubakar said: “Consequent upon the formal presentation of the relevant gazette law, Academic Brief and Physical Master Plan and satisfactory report, I write on behalf of the National Universities Commission (NUC), to inform His Excellency, that with effect from Monday 7, November 2016, Borno State University, located in Maiduguri, has been recognized

“Boko Haram insurgents were literally expressing their ignorance and opposition to education but thanks to federal and state government’s resistance efforts that have yielded positive results,” he added.

The Borno State University has been given the green light to begin recruitment of staff and admission of students which the state government aims to kickstart in January 2017.


The university is expected to have 12 faculties, 77 departments, 281 undergraduates and school of postgraduate studies as well as basic and remedial studies.

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