The Muhammadu Buhari University of Transportation in Katsina State has been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to commence academic activities.
The university, named after Nigeria’s immediate past, is set to offer 14 diverse programs that cater to the transportation industry and related fields.
The institution’s pioneer vice-chancellor, Prof. Umar Adam-Katsayal, recently received an NUC delegation of assessors on resource verification visiting the institution.
Adam-Katsayal said all needed requirements for the institute to begin academic activities had been provided.
“All the needed facilities and equipment required for the commencement of academic activities have been provided. All we need now is approval of the NUC.
“We are ready to kick off the 2023/2024 academic session if the NUC gives its approval as we speak.
“We are excited that the NUC has come to inspect what we have on ground,” he said.
After the inspection, the leader of the NUC delegation, John Mairafi, a Director at the NUC’s Executive Secretary’s office, said it was satisfied with what was on ground at the varsity.
“The facilities and infrastructure are generally okay, but the institution still needs to await approval from the NUC, depending on our report,” Mairafi said.