The National Universities Commission
(NUC) has approved the establishment of Zamfara State University, Talata-Mafara in
The approval brings the number of state
universities to 47 and the number of
universities in the country to 162.
The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar
Rasheed, announced the approval during
a meeting in Abuja with the governor of
the state, Abdulaziz Yari, and his technical
Mr. Rasheed said JAMB, TETFUND and
NYSC had been informed of the creation
of the university.
He said the university will kick off for the
2018/2019 academic session soon.