Approval for the establishment of a University in Nigeria has to be received from the National Universities Commission (NUC), a parastatal under the Federal ministry of education. The NUC does not only approval the establishment of Universities but also is responsible for the accreditation of all courses offered in any university in Nigeria. Thus, with respect to a University in Nigeria there are two levels of approval:
1. Approval to establish the university
2. Approval to run a given course or set of disciplines/programmes in the university.
To achieve the above, the NUC prescribes minimum standards to be met by prospective new universities seeking registration and approval for to run/offer particular programs.
Below are some of the requirements from the NUC for the establishment of a university in Nigeria.
www.nuc.edu.ng email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION STANDING COMMITTEE ON PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES (SCOPU)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY
I. Application in writing ,addressed to the executive secretary,stating the intent for the establishment of the university,
III. N750,000.00 bank Draft addressed to NUC for ten (10) copies of Application Forms;
IV. N450,000.00 bank draft in favour of NUC for processing of the application.
V. Academic brief;
VI. Physical Masterplan of the proposed university;
VII. Counterpart of deed of assignment of landed property and site of the university;
VIII. Certificate of Incorporation/Registration of Proprietors;
IX. Deed of Assignment/Certificate of Occupancy;
X. University Law;
XI. *Letter of available liquid cash; and
XII. *Bank guarantee of funds to the tune of 200 million from a reputable bank.
Note: (xi & xii) could be submitted to the committee at the time of its second verification visit to the proposed university.
*Final visit is dependent on level of preparedness. Source: nuc.
For assistance contact: Excellence and Education Network, Email: email@example.com, Telephone 234-7026259590, 234-7034554494