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World Bank gives N1.4b grant to 10 Nigerian universities

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The World Bank has released the first tranche of payment totalling N1.4bn to 10 Nigerian universities listed among the African Centres of Excellence, the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, has disclo

According to Okojie, 10 out of the 19 slots for Africa in the  fund, which  is for the ACE project to shore up the ranking of the universities in agriculture, health, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, were won by Nigerian universities.

Okojie, who spoke at the ACE project post-effectiveness workshop on Monday in Abuja, enjoined the  benefiting institutions not to compromise the objectives of the scheme.

Okojie said, “The success of the ACE project holds the prospect of favourable global ranking for Nigerian universities and the nation cannot afford to toy with the opportunity.”

He said, “The success of the ACE project holds the prospect of favourable global ranking for Nigerian universities and the nation cannot afford to toy with the opportunity.”

The NUC boss listed the  benefitting universities as the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Bayero University, Kano; Benue State University, and the Redeemer's University, Osun State.Others are the University of Jos; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; University of Benin; University of Port Harcourt, and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.

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