Minister receives C of O for Federal University, Kebbi

The Kebbi Stat Governor issued the C of O to the Education Ministry.

The Minister of Education, Professor Rukayyatu Rufai, on Friday received the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) in respect of the newly approved Federal University in Kebbi State.

Ms. Rufai, while receiving the C of O from Governor Saidu Dakingari, in Birnin Kebbi, said N1.5 billion had been released by the Federal Government as take-off grant for the institution expected to commence operations in 2014.

“President Goodluck Jonathan has approved additional release of N2 billion for expansion of academic and administrative activities as well as provision of two hostels for male and female students.

“The decision to establish 12 new federal universities was to enable students gain access to universities considering that graduates from lower cadres had increased,” she said.

She commended Mr. Dakingari for pledging to provide boreholes, hostels and a 500-capacity lecture theatre.

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Ms. Rufai also declared open the National Open University following the donation of a new school building for the programme by the governor.

Earlier, Mr. Dakingari, expressed the state government to improving the education sector, adding that it would be given adequate attention.

He said that committees had been set up to work out modalities for the establishment of a teaching hospital in the state.

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