Buhari approves N208bn for upgrade of varsities – Independent Observers

Buhari approves N208bn for upgrade of varsities

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By Temitope Owotoki

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N208 billion for the upgrade of federal universities.

President Buhari, represented by Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, stated this at the 23rd convocation of the University of Abuja on Saturday.

Buhari said Nigeria could overcome its challenges by developing its human capital.

He said his administration would continue to address the concerns of the tertiary institutions.

“The present administration will continue to improve on the infrastructural facilities in the universities, promote teacher development and curriculum review,” Buhari said.

“It is in furtherance of this that I recently approved the disbursement of N208bn to public tertiary institutions under the 2019 intervention of the TETFUND.

“The ability of Nigeria with its huge population to overcome its present challenges of development no longer depends on petroleum resources but on the ability of the country to develop its human capital.

“The government will continue to look into the issues raised by the universities.”

The president added that the government would “monitor the universities closely”.

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