Nigerian Army University to begin operation by 2018/2019 session


The acting vice chancellor of the Nigerian Army University, David Malgwi has said the university is scheduled to begin academic activities in the 2018/2019 session.

While speaking at the foundation-laying ceremony of the university on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Malgwi said the institution will begin operations with five faculties and 39 programmes.

According to him, the institute was designed to operate with 14 faculties, 113 departments and 493 programmes

However, the chief of army staff, Tukur Burutai announced that N2b has been earmarked for the take-off of the university project.

“The university is designed to create the critical mass required for research, innovations, testing and development of military equipment in the 21st-century setting,” he said.

Representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the foundation laying ceremony, the Minister of education, Adamu Adamu said the establishment of the university would be of immense benefit not only to the military but also to the country.

“Since we came on board we have increased access by establishing new universities at the federal, state and private level,” he said.

“This year alone, we have established Nigerian Maritime University, Delta; Nigeria Air Force Institute, Kaduna and the Nigeria Army University, Biu.

“We have also approved the establishment of eight state and 15 private universities since we assumed office.”


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