Bill To Establish Federal University Of Technology In Asaba Receives Support from NUC, SSANU, Others
A bill for the establishment of a Federal University of Technology in Asaba, Delta State has received support from the National Universities Commission, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and other stakeholders last Thursday. The bill titled: ‘A Bill for an Act to Establish a Federal University of Technology, Asaba, Delta State’ is sponsored by the minority leader in the House, Ndudi Elumelu.
The stake holders also gave their support for the establishment of a Federal College of Education at Keana in Nasarawa State.
The executive secretary of the NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, who was represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Yakassai, commended the move by the House to establish the institution in Delta. The NUC boss said the commission would always support the establishment of more tertiary institutions considering that the annual intake of students across the nation is minimal.
SSANU also gave support for the establishment of the institution but stated that there is a need to upgrade existing tertiary institutions. The union, represented by Mohammed Aliyu, said funding is important for not only the continued existence of the tertiary institutions but also for putting the needed infrastructure in place for the impartation of quality education across the country.
The governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Chinedu Ebie, backed the proposed establishment of the university in Asaba.
The minority leader and sponsor of the bill, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, said there was a need to urgently conclude work on the passage of the bill.