It was gathered that the National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved the Gombe State University of Science and Technology as the 154th university in Nigeria.
The approval for the Gombe State-owned institution was granted on Thursday in Abuja.
The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, announced the approval during a meeting with the governor of the state, Ibrahim Dankwambo, and his technical committee.
According to him, Gombe State University of Science and Technology becomes the 46th state-owned university and 154th university in Nigeria.
While speaking, Mr. Dankwambo said the emergence of the new university will not affect the development of the existing state university.