Edo Assembly passes bill to establish University of Science and Technology

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole

The university would be a fee paying institution and self-sustaining.

The Edo House of Assembly on Thursday passed a bill for a law to establish a University of Science and Technology at Uzairue, in the Etsako-West Local Government Area of the state.

Considering the bill on clause-by-clause basis, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Folly Ogedengbe (APC-Owan East) said the university would be a fee paying institution and self-sustaining.

Mr. Ogedengbe noted that the university, if passed, would boost economic activities in the Edo-North senatorial district.

The motion for the passage of the bill was moved by the Leader of the House, Philip Shaibu (APC-Etsako West) and seconded by the Minority Whip, Emmanuel Okoduwa (PDP- Esan North East).

The bill noted that the institution shall be known as Edo State University of Science and Technology, Uzairue.

The tenure of the Vice Chancellor shall also be for a single term of five years.

According to the bill, the university shall have autonomy in administrative matters, while the fees payable in the university shall be subject to the recommendation of its governing council.

The bill which enjoyed the support of other lawmakers, was given its third reading.

The Deputy Speaker, Festus Ebea, APC- Esan South East, who presided over the day’s proceedings, directed that clean copies of the bill be sent to the governor for his accent.


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