The Federal Government has approved the
establishment of two specialised universities, President Goodluck Jonathan has said..
Speaking at the 31st convocation of the
Bayero University, Kano on Saturday,
Jonathan said the universities were the
Marine University and the Federal
University of Health Sciences.
Jonathan, who was represented by the
Executive Secretary of the National
Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius
Okoje, said the decision was borne out of
the government’s desire to give more
students with the requisite qualifications
the opportunity to access quality education.
He said that in spite of the numerous
challenges, the Federal Government would
continue to support the education sector to
empower the youth.
‘’Let me reiterate that university education
worldwide is the bedrock of national
development and integration.
‘’In terms of access, we have continued to
create room for large number of qualified
candidates seeking admission into
universities,’’ he said.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the
university, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said a
total of 8,875 students graduated from 12
faculties for the 2012, 2013 and 2014
He said that out of the number, 3,638
graduated with first degrees, 1,823
graduated with post graduate diploma,
3,146 had Masters degrees, while the
remaining 84 were Ph.Ds.
The university also conferred emeritus
professorships on five distinguished
academics for their contributions to the
growth and development of intellectualism
in the university. (NAN)