Nigeria. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) of Nigeria, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, approved the establishment of twenty private universities in the country, including the Claretian University of Nigeria.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, told journalists after the session that the approved universities will obtain their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC), thus entering a monitoring process and evaluation that will last three years.
The Claretian University of Nigeria is a big step in the educational apostolate of the East Nigeria Province. It is also a continuation of the vision of our founder, St. Anthony Mary Claret, who affirmed that good education is a great means to lead people to a better life. The Claretian Missionaries of the East Nigeria Province are known for their great contribution to the Church and society through the training of educational personnel and the creation of educational centers.
The news of the approval of the university is a heartwarming reward for the efforts made by the members of our organism and its associates. Yet, the work is just beginning. Therefore, we trust and pray for continued progress both in our organism and in the university, and indeed for the good of the entire Claretian Family.