12th of May, 2022 was a great day for Margaret Lawrence University, Galilee, Delta State, as the National Universities Commission NUC, awarded the university a Provisional Licence to commence operations as a Private University in Nigeria. This was alongside eleven other private universities: Pen Resource University, Gombe; Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno State; Margaret Lawrence University Galilee, Delta State; Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano, Kano State; Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta state; Bab Ahmed University, Kano, Kano State; Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto, Sokoto State; Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State; Peter University, Achina/Onneh, Anambra State; Newgate University, Minna, Niger State, European University of Nigeria, Duboyi, Abuja, FCT and Northwest University, Sokoto, Sokoto State.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made the presentations during the occasion, noting the need to establish more private universities in the country. The Executive Secreatary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, stressed that the newly licenced universities should ensure they don’t sacrifice quality services while pursuing monetary gains.

The picture above, from right to left shows Mrs Rosemary Odili, BOT Member, Margaret Lawrence University MLU, Mr Paul Odili, Proprietor, MLU, The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Chief Mrs Margaret Odili, mother of the Proprietor, The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, and Mr Vincent Azike, BOT Member, MLU, during the licence awarding.