Why Nigerians need more access to tertiary institutions

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja


The Nigerian government has been urged to create more access for Nigerians seeking admission into higher Institutions.

The Vice Chancellor of Veritas University, (a Catholic university in Nigeria), Professor Hyacinth Ichoku said this in Abuja while addressing Journalists on the university’s 7th convocation and the contribution of Private universities to Nigeria higher education system.

He noted that Veritas University, a catholic university like other faith based higher institutions does not only engage in the formation of intellectual of students but also to maintain moral discipline as one of their core values.

He said the essence of establishing the institution is to further create space for the Nigerian child seeking admissions into tertiary institutions and to ensure that education is not only for the rich but as well made available to the poor.

Speaking on latest development in Veritas university, Professor Ichoku said the university is introducing law, theology and other programmes in it’s 2019/2020 Academic  year.

“The university currently have five colleges with about 2000 students and 31 programmes in different departments and that the institution is still expanding”

He added that Veritas University is introducing 13 new programmes in the next academic session in 2019 September.