By Aliyu Muraki, Lafia.
The Vice Chancellor of the Phoenix University Agwada, Professor Abdullahi Bala says arrengement has been concluded to commence academic activities for the next years session in January 2024.
He stated this during a maiden Press conference in Agwada Kokona local government area of Nasarawa state.
The Vice Chancellor, maintained that, the university is modeled on the vision of producing graduates that will add value to the Nigerian economy as well as have the knowledge and skills to be global players in the emerging socio economic trends.
He further said the University has concluded all arrangements and is due to begin lectures in January, for the 2023/2024, academic session.
According to him, the university which aims to mobilize the best human and material resources available to provide highly qualitative and affordable education for the teeming youths of Nasarawa State and across the country, had received approval from all national regulatory agencies to begin with three faculties including Natural and Applied Science, Computing and that of Social and Management Sciences with Eleven Departments.
He added that admissions into various courses are currently ongoing and requirements for all candidates is expected to meet up with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB standard of a cut-off mark of 140 respectively.
“To qualify for admission into the University, all candidates are expected to meet with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB minimum cut-off mark and possess five credit in relevant subjects, including Mathematics and English, in the WAEC, NECO or NABTEB at not more than two sittings”.
“Phoenix University received formal approval and registration of the Federal Executive Council on 27th May 2023 after fulfilling all initial regulatory requirements and was subsequently issued with a provisional license for its take-off by the National Universities Commission NUC on 9th June 2023”.
“The University received a Resource Verification Team from the National Universities Commission NUC on 28th November 2023 to inspect the quality of the facilities to commence academic activities”.
Professor Abdullahi Bala however, said that candidates who are interested in applying to the university are encouraged to visit its website https://phoenixuniversity.edu.ng, where they can access the application forms.
The Vice Chancellor also called on citizens of the state to take advantage of the top-grade facilities provided at the University to give their children and wards the best education available in the environment.
The Phoenix University which is a Privately-run and the first indigenous institution owned by an individual in Nasarawa state, is stuated at the heart of the state in Agwada, Kokona local government area of the state