Niger Revokes operating licences of private Tertiary Institutions
Yahaya Zakka Minna
The Niger State Government has withdrawn/revoked approval granted to operators of all Private Tertiary Education Institutions in the state.
In a letter addressed to proprietors of all Private Tertiary Education Institutions in the state and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Musa Abubakar Sadeeq said the state government is disturbed about the spate of contravention of stipulated rules and regulations governing the establishment and operations of Private Tertiary Education Institutions across the state.
The state government, through the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology has earlier shown its magnanimity in granting provisional approval to many of such established Institutions pending the fulfillment of all requirements. But unfortunately; instead of honouring their obligations, they chose to abuse the granted priviledge.
In the light of the above however, the Niger State Government wishes to preserve the standard that has been set for the Tertiary level of education in the state.
Consequent upon that, all Tertiary Education Institutions in the state are however, required to reapply for their establishment/operation of a Tertiary Institution; to which a revised set of prerequisite condition would be attached.
The state government then called on all institutions in state to be law abiding.