Professor Abubakar Adamu Gwarzo has expressed confidence that many Nigerians will in the long run stop travelling to foreign countries for quality education.
The entrepreneur and founder of the Canadian University of Nigeria in Abuja made the comment during a tour of the school.
Gwarzo noted that with the increase in world-class universities across the country, most citizens would prefer to study at home in about two decades.
He said the zeal to promote quality education motivated him to establish the Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria and Franco-British International University in Kaduna.
“We have proved it in Kano with the establishment of the Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, with standard structures, quality teachers and necessary accreditation.
“Looking at the number of quality private universities, you’ll agree with me that the future of education is very bright. In 20 years, most Nigerians will not go to other countries in search of quality education.
“I have seen how quality education led to the development of countries like France, Germany, and the United States, which has enabled them to produce quality engineers, and accountants, among others.
“Quality education requires quality infrastructure and qualified teachers because education is the key to positive change in society. I want to educate one million Nigerians before I depart from this world,” he said.
Gwarzo confirmed that the Canadian University of Nigeria will start admitting students in September 2024. The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved courses including Physiotherapy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory and Nursing under Health Sciences.
Other are Cyber Security, Information Technology, Data Science and Computer Science under School of Computing; Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Mass Communication under Management and Social Sciences.
In his remark, Editor-in-Chief of PRNigeria and Economic Confidential, Mr. Yushau Shuaib expressed delight with the school’s facilities such as office buildings, classrooms, library, e-library, auditorium, sports arena and staff quarters.