The Nigeria University Commission (NUC), has approved additional eight courses for the newly licensed Coal City University (CCU), Enugu.
Chinedu Ani, the chancellor of the university, told NAN that the university got a provisional license for three years and approval for eight additional courses to the current 18.
The courses are Mass Communication, Public Administration, International Relations, Sociology, Psychology, Religious Studies (B.A), Criminology and Security Studies and Taxation.
The chancellor said the courses would take off on a full-time basis from the 2018/2019 academic session.
Ani said 300 students have so far enrolled for each of the existing 18 programmes.
He explained that CCU was the cheapest university in the country with fees of less than N200,000.
“We are already meeting all the requirements for accreditation in 2019. We have a conducive learning environment with quality lecturers and other facilities,” he said.
“The university is one of the best and cheapest in the country because we are not really a profit-making institution but to create more admission opportunities for teeming Nigerians who cannot afford education elsewhere.”
Ani said the patronage of private universities in the south-east is worrisome.
Chinedu argued that the same education parents prefer to pay hugely for in private universities located in the West could also be got in the East at a cheaper rate.
“The problem is that the people of the South-East do not want to pay for education but they forget that education does not come cheap anywhere in the world.”
The university was established in 2016.