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President Buhari To Set Up 6 New Universities

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Minister of Education, Adamu revealed on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, that President Buhari will certainly set up 6 new Universities of Science and also Technology in the 6 geo-political areas of Nigeria.

Adamu stated “This federal government has resently made a decision to also include much more; he is going to set up 6 new universities of science and technology.

“And, at the lower level, there will be a technical school in each state of the Federation and then vocational centres at the wards and local government levels.

“You know, we have a problem of access; if you look at it last year, one million people sat for the universities but, only 150,000 were admitted.”

The minister also said “So, we still need to build more universities to create more space for those who want to get in.

“And, then, the fact that the six new universities are being created for science and technology underscores the decision by the government to put more emphasis on science.

“Whether we agree or not, oil has limited time before it finishes; the whole economies of the world are going towards the knowledge economy.

“Actually, it is the cultivation of science, technology and engineering studies that will hold the economy in the future.”’

Buhari seems to have yielded to the call by Professor Geoffrey Okogbaa for him to establish more Universities.

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Meanwhile, the management of the University of Lagos has reportedly evicted student union leaders from their hostels.

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