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Nigeria University of Technology & Management gets FG’s nod to operate

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The Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) has been granted official university licence along with the accreditation of several undergraduate degree courses by the federal executive council (FEC).

The approval which came on Monday May15, 2023 followed the recommendation of the National Universities Commission (NUC), the apex regulator responsible for assessing and recommending the establishment of all higher educational institutions offering degree programs in Nigeria.

Babs Omotowa, founding president of NUTM, said the licence and programme accreditation underscores the institution’s commitment to bring academic excellence and a cutting-edge science and technology ecosystem to Africa.

“The rigorous national licensing and accreditation process assures NUTM’s quality and accountability and positions the institution to continue to deliver industry led curriculums and attract top-tier faculty and best-in-class students.

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“We are incredibly proud of this milestone and grateful to the National Universities Commission for recognizing our commitment to excellence in education, and for their support,” he said.

Okechukwu Enelamah, chairman of the governing board at NUTM also commenting on the landmark achievement stated that “NUTM is poised to become the premier STEM institution in Nigeria that will prepare young people to become change agents in Nigeria and beyond.”

This approval also strengthens NUTM’s ability to forge strategic partnerships with leading national and international institutions and donors, as well as corporate industry, in the institution’s drive to contribute to Nigeria and Africa’s development.

NUTM will begin to launch a stream of undergraduate programs starting from September 2023 offering courses across computing, natural sciences, management, and business studies. Students will gain access to world-class faculty, modern-day pedagogy, and experiential learning modules for effective learning that will ensure that our graduates are ready for the future of work.

Founded in 2019, NUTM is a pioneering higher education mission to identify and train the next generation of leaders and changemakers in technology and management for Africa.

It is set up for excellence in technology and management and to become a hub for best-in-class learning and research. It will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Management in its academic offerings at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. NUTM aspires to be among the top 50 STEM universities in the world.