Mohammed Ahmadu, the vice chancellor of Rayhaan University in Kebbi, says academic activities at the newly founded private institution will commence in January 2024.
The university, it is understood, will commence with 15 courses approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Ahmadu spoke when he received a delegation from the NUC in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.
The delegation was headed by Abubakar Muhammed-Altine, NUC’s acting director for academic planning.
Ahmadu said the university is an ICT-driven academic learning, teaching, and research environment.
He said it is positioned to nurture youth into personalities possessing sound academic, practical, and upright moral qualities.
“This is the first private university in Kebbi state and it’s among the very few in the North West geo-political zone,” the VC said.
“Rayhaan University is poised to commence operations after today’s resource verification visit by the NUC.
“We look forward to welcoming prospective students for our new academic session commencing in Jan. 2024.”
Ahmadu said that the university has been granted a license by the NUC for 15 courses.
He said the scope and number of courses offered would continue to grow.
“Parents and guardians who wish their children or wards to receive quality and functional university education should consider the university as the right educational destination,” the VC added.
“In addition to their usual academic pursuits, students passing through the university will also be equipped with entrepreneurship and other soft skills that will enhance their competitiveness, nationally and internationally.”
Addressing the university staff, Muhammed-Altine said the purpose of the visit was to look at the proposed courses before the take-off of the university.
“It’s to ensure quality education in the university and we are happy with what we saw,” the NUC acting director said.
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