The newly established Borno State University has proposed to commence academic activities this year with 2,500 students.
This disclosure was made on Tuesday by the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Malam Ahmad Jaha, while speaking to newsmen in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Jaha further said that the state government was in the process of appointing a pioneer Vice Chancellor and other management team for the newly established university located in Maiduguri.
He said: “We are hoping that the university will begin academic activities with at least 2500 or 2000 students before the end of the year. Since we got approval from the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) last year, we have embarked on processes of building solid foundation for the take off of the institution.”
He said that the university would begin operations with five faculties, namely Art, Science, Education, Social Science, and Management Science.
“Our target is to set up a world-class university that can stand the test of time, that is why we are following due processes in our actions.
“Presently we are in the process of getting a Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and other management staff for the smooth take off of the university,’’ he said.
The commissioner said provision had been made for two hostels that would accommodate about 500 students while the remaining 2000 would be off campus for the time being.