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December 5, 2023

Tinubu halts take-off of 37 new universities approved by Buhari — Minister

The Federal Government has said that operations of the newly approved universities by the past administration would be delayed.

The Minister of Education Tahir Mamman disclosed this after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said this was in recognition of the funding need for an effective and efficient educational programmes for these universities.

Former president Muhammadu Buhari administration had approved the licensing of 37 new universities in the country few days to handing over date.

“A number of these new universities were approved by the past administration in its twilight. After much considerations, President Tinubu felt their take off should be staggered.

“It’s not that the universities will be scrapped but that they would be looked at in terms of their areas of strength and advantages to the students.

“The focus of education of the new administration will be on the skills that such institutions would impact on the youths.

“We desire a university where student can graduate with skills that are not only beneficial to them but to the economic growth of the nation,” he said.


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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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