Principal promoter of the proposed Sunday Adokpela University, Adoka in Otukpo local government area of Benue State, Engr. Sunday Adokpela has called on the National Universities Commission, NUC, to delete the name of the proposed institution from the list of illegal universities operating in the country.
It would be recalled that the NUC in a recent newspaper publication listed the proposed university among the 54 illegal universities operating in the country.
But Engr. Adopkela, in a letter addressed to NUC, dated August 28, 2015 and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Makurdi, wondered why the name of the proposed varsity had consistently featured in the list of universities when it has not even started operating.
According to him, the processes that would certify the proposed university fit to operate were still ongoing and therefore urged NUC to desist from further including its name on the list of blacklisted universities as it is likely to live with a blacklisted name when it eventually secures NUC license to operate.
“Who is this person or group of persons championing the crucifixion of the proposed university?” Adokpela asked rhetorically.
The retired Airforce officer who referred the NUC to its correspondence Ref: SAU/ES/09/Vol. 1/15 of January 12, 2009 reminded the NUC of its letter Ref: NUC/ES/SCOPU/187/Vol.1/40 of November 17, 2008 where it attached evidence of the proposed varsity’s commitment to due process of university establishment.
Earlier on June 17, 2008, NUC had also disclaimed the proposed university in a letter Ref: MSA/SAU/06/02 but the lawyers of the institution promptly responded in September 1, 2008 and urged the governing body of universities to remove its name from the list of those disclaimed.
He attached the receipts of payment of N750, 000 and N450,000 for application form and processing fee for the establishment of private university.


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