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Governor Bello of Niger approves varsity take off

02 July 2015, 07:55

Minna - Governor Abubakar Bello has approved the take off of the state University of Education.

Bello gave the approval on Wednesday during an inspection of the site of the institution situated inside the current College of Education in Minna.

He said that the take off of the university would benefit not only people of the state but other Nigerians from within and outside the country.

He said that the administration would pursue the continuous training and retraining of teachers in order to ensure qualitative education to all students of the institution.

"Since assumption into office, I have received pieces of advice from different people on weather the university should commence or not.

"Already we have an existing state owned IBB university. The reason is whether we can manage to finance another university as the already existing university still needs more resources to survive.

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"We have to look at our resources first. If we cannot afford to finance the university as times go by, then we will come back to our drawing board," he said.

He commended the management of the school for their exemplary commitment, adding that government would continue to deliver quality education to the people.

Professor Muhammed Daniyan, Chairman Governing Board of the University, disclosed that many of the university staff are being trained to take up the new challenges.

He said that 57 academic staff of the university are currently undergoing their various doctorate degrees while 97 are doing their masters degrees.

"The establishment of the University of Education is to drive away quacks in the profession and to bring sanity to our education sector," he said. 



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