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Senate Approves Six New Tertiary Institutions In Nigeria

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December 6th, 2018

By Chimezie Okoroafor

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed six bills seeking to establish federal tertiary institutions in different parts of the country.

The bills which were passed as a result of a consideration of the reports by the committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, presented by its Chairman, Senator Barau Jibrin, pointing out that the proposed institutions include four Polytechnics, one College of education and one University of Technology.

If President Muhammadu Buhari approves the bill, the Polytechnic will be located in Mpu, Enugu State, Kwale, in Delta State, Kaltungo, Gombe State and Adikpo in Benue State, even as the bill which is establishing the City University of Technology said it would be situated at Auchi in Edo State, while the College of Education is to be sited in Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti State.

Chairman of the committee Senator Jubril Barau while making the presentation, explained that Nigeria was far short of tertiary institutions it needed to meet its educational goals and aspirations.

After presentation of the reports, the Senators dissolved into a committee of the whole and considered the bills clause by clause before they were read for the third time and passed.

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the plenary, commended Barau and other members of the committee for their hard work towards bringing the bills to final legislative conclusion.

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