Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo on Tuesday received a letter of recognition from the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the establishment of three new universities in the state.
The universities are: University of Creative Technology, Omuma, Isiaku/Nkwerre; University of Medical Sciences, Ogboko; and University of Sciences and Technology Umuna.
The letter of recognition was issued following the submission of laws and other planning documents to the NUC for the new universities.
The letter which was signed by the Executive Secretary (ES) of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the universities had been recognised as the 50th, 51st and 52nd state universities and the 172nd, 173rd and 174th universities respectively in the Nigerian University System with effect from May 7.
The NUC boss also enjoined the governor and the state government to take advantage of the professional and technical advice from his commission to establish the universities.
This is in addition to the earlier operational license for the establishment of the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences which Governor Okorocha had received from NUC on April 18th. Read about the first approval here.
Governor Rochas Okorocha has been boasting that he has built six new universities in Imo State. His critics have always come out to refute the claims.
However, from the approvals from NUC, four new universities have so far being approved in Imo State in the past one month.