The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved a new university for the Nigerian Army. The university was approved on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Federal Executive Council Meeting, in Abuja.
According to sources, the new institution will be located in Biu, Borno State. The approval follows the presentation of a memo by Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education.
Earlier in March, Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, a lieutenant general, had declared that the Nigerian Army will upgrade the Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies to a full-fledged University of Technology and Environmental Studies.
“The university was conceived as a unique one that will be different from conventional universities in Nigeria.
“The concept is to make it a solution provider and a center of excellence for a variety of technologically related ventures such as generation and armament production,” the army chief said.
Nigeria now has 163 universities
Approval of the Military University increases the total number of universities in Nigeria to 163.
Recall that on Monday, March 12, the National Universities Commission approved Zamfara State University as the 47th state-owned university and 162nd in Nigeria.
The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed announced the approval during a meeting with the Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari state in Abuja.