Nigerian Army to name second military university

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The Nigerian military has disclosed plans to change the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studiesm, NAITES, to a military university.

The school will now be known as the Nigerian Army University of Technology and Environmental Studies, NAUTES, when the plan is fully implemented, making it the second military university in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Defense Academy, NDA, in Kaduna is currently the only military university in Nigeria.

The rector of the technology and environmental institute, Clement Ojo, told PREMIUM TIMES that the change will take full effect when the committee that was set up to effect the transition submits its report and it is approved by the convening authority.

“The committee is to submit some essential documents to the National Universities Commission, NUC. When that is done, the school will then reflects the new designation,” Mr. Ojo, a brigadier general, said.

On the initial relocation of the school from Makurdi, Benue State to Biu in Borno State, the rector noted that the school has only partly moved to Biu, Borno State.

“The remaining movement will be gradual depending on availability of structures to accommodate all students. The Rector and other administrative staff have however moved fully”, Mr. Ojo added.

The army had earlier disclosed the commencement of the 2016/2017 academic session in Biu, after relocation from Benue.

The Borno State government had allocated 5000 hectares of land for the setting up of the school.

The NUC Director of Information, Public relations, Ibrahim Yakasai, also told PREMIUM TIMES that the army informed the commission of the intention to turn the school into a university.

“They came to us and we have given them a check list of what it requires to make the school a university. So if they go and do that and the government is ready to fund them, why won’t the school be a university?


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  • Olori Magege

    Both in the North. All hail ONE Nigeria

    • vay

      No more folding of arm bruv,it should be resisted for us to start believing in the story one Nigeria

  • GEJ FOREVER

    WHY RELOCATE THE SCHOOL FROM BENUE …… IS BENUE NOT PART OF THE NORTH?

    • Karl Imom

      Because the current Army Chief of Staff wants the school moved to his home state – Nigerian style. Between Bornu and Benue state, which one has more qualified candidates for university admission every year, and which one serves Nigeria best in the military when it comes to fighting on the war front? Nigeria will hail thee!!

      • vay

        We can’t fold arms to allow that,it should be resisted with all might

  • tsunami1earthquake

    The government must not fund such a school. It is time the military learned to become mature and take care of some of its needs by itself. After all, school fees would be paid. What would the military do with these fees? Please learn to be self-reliant.

  • vay

    Why must the two military school be in the north? The south should rise up against this,this kind of hullabaloo do cause bully from the north against the south. If the one Nigeria they are clamouring is not fake,the school should be moved to the south, be it SS,SW or SE

  • Abul from Kano, Nigeria

    Why the relocation for God sake? Nigeria Defence Academy is in Kaduna, Nigeria Police Academy in Kano now another Academy will also go to Borno. This is not fair!

  • bigboss

    This is great injustice. I think it will be the right time these military universities have campuses in southern Nigeria to reflect that we are truly one Nigeria.

  • Fada4Life

    Honestly most comments have reflected what I had wanted to say, the security agency can’t locate all their higher institutions in the north that is share nonsense, Nigeria defense Academy Kaduna, Nigeria police University Kano, Nigeria Institute of strategic school Kuru, Nigeria Air Force training Institute Zaria, Now they want to move another University to Maiduguri that is bull shit