University of Abuja Engineering students to be transferred to other Schools- Minister

University of Abuja
University of Abuja

The Nigerian Minister of Education stated this on Tuesday.

The Federal Government has concluded plans to transfer some students of the University of Abuja to other institutions, the Daily Trust Newspaper is reporting.

The institution has remained closed since last November after it was shut down by the government following protests by students over the non-accreditation of some courses.

Students of the Medicine, Agriculture and Engineering Faculties had been in the institution unsure of when their programmes will be accredited.

The Minister of Education, Ruqayyatu Ahmed, announced on Tuesday during a meeting with a delegation of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) that the government has concluded plans to relocate Engineering students of the university to other universities, Daily Trust reports.

The minister said the students to be re-absorbed had already been identified. According to her, the transfer of the students will give the government some time to re-apply for fresh accreditation.

The NANS executives had gone to appeal to the minister to set up an emergency fund to acquire the equipment needed to secure accreditation for the affected courses.

Nothing was said about the fate of the other faculties affected by the accreditation problem.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.