Prof. Abubakar Adamu, the NUC Executive Secretary, announced this during the formal presentation of a letter of request by the Executive Governor of Borno State, Gov. Kashim Shettima, in Abuja.
Adamu said that the university was expected to start admitting new students with the hope of graduating them in the next four years.
With this development Borno State University becomes the 44th state government-owned and the 144th in the university system in the country.
Earlier, Shettima stressed his commitment to invest in education so as to ensure quality and affordable education for the citizens of the state and Nigerians in general.
Shettima said that in the physical development of the university, a contract of N3.4 billion was awarded for the constructions of five faculties.
He listed the faculties to include Science, Social science, Management Science, Arts and Education as well as hostels among other facilities.