Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, yesterday said the NUC had approved a new curriculum for universities in the country.
He said this would bring to the fore, the uniqueness of each institution.
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He spoke in Abuja when the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, presented licences to the proprietors of the 12 private universities approved by the Federal Executive Council on April 16.
Rasheed said the new Curriculum-Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS), designed after a comprehensive review of the current Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS), would be unveiled to the public soon.
He said the new curriculum “provides 70 percent of what should be taught along with the expected outcome; while the universities will provide 30 percent based on their individual contextual peculiarities and characteristics.”
The minister emphasized that approval for the establishment of private universities would only be granted to those who fulfilled the prescribed criteria.