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NUC grants UK university license to operate in Nigeria



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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted permission for the London Academy of Business School, in partnership with the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom, to operate in Nigeria.

Dr Derek Watson, an associate professor from the Faculty of Business Law at the London Academy of Business School (LAB), made this announcement following a meeting with Chris Maiyaki, the Acting Executive Secretary of the NUC, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Watson described the meeting as highly productive and highlighted the University of Sunderland’s extensive 30 years of experience in the field.

ThePressNG learnt that the inaugural academic session is scheduled to commence in January 2024 at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria in Abuja.

He emphasized that Nigerian students would receive the same high academic standards as their counterparts in the UK and assured that LAB would adhere to the NUC’s guidelines and environmental regulations.

Obatayinbo praised the institute’s environment, stating that it surpasses what the University of Sunderland has in the UK. He also emphasized the institute’s mission to enhance the capacity of public and civil servants.

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Also speaking, the President/Director of Studies, London Academy of Business School, LABS, Dr. Larry Jones-Esan, said that the visit was to get the operational license to establish in Nigeria and solve the Robles of lack of spaces for potential students in Nigerian universities.

The Public Service Institute of Nigeria on Kubwa Road in Abuja will serve as the study centre.

The centre will have impressive facilities, including a 500-seat auditorium, twelve halls with a capacity of 30 seats each, 202 bedrooms in the hostels, a hospital, security quarters, a sports complex, an entrepreneurship centre, and other amenities that will create a conducive teaching and learning environment.

The undergraduate courses to be offered will include computer science, business, and management, and network system engineering, among others.

Meanwhile, at the master’s level, programs such as business administration, international business management, and education leadership, among others, will be available.