Mohammed Ahmadu, the vice-chancellor of Rayhaan University in Kebbi, says academic activities at the new private university will commence in January 2024 with 15 courses approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Mr Ahmadu announced this when he received a delegation from the NUC, headed by acting director Abubakar Muhammed-Altine, in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.
“This is the first private university in Kebbi state, and it’s among the very few in the North-West geo-political zone. Rayhaan University is poised to commence operations after today’s resource verification visit by the NUC,” said the vice-chancellor. “The university is an ICT-driven academic learning, teaching and research environment that is positioned to nurture our youth into personalities possessing sound academic, practical and upright moral qualities.”
Mr Ahmadu added, “We look forward to welcoming prospective students for our new academic session commencing in January 2024.”
Mr Ahmadu also mentioned that the university had been granted a licence by the NUC for 15 courses, adding that 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 the right educational destination. 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,” he explained.
Earlier, while addressing the university staff, Mr Muhammed-Altine said the purpose of the visit was to look at the proposed courses before the university’s take-off.
“It’s to ensure quality education in the university, and we are happy with what we saw,” he said.