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List of States to Host 4 New Universities as Buhari Gives Approval, Okays N18bn Take-Off Grant

Premium Times reported that the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Sonny Echono, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, June 21.

President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved N18 billion for the establishment of the four specialised universities, The Nation stated.

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List of states to host the new universities

1. Jigawa state

2. Akwa Ibom state

3. Osun state

4. Bauchi states

Adamu also said the federal government will establish a National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Abuja to serve essentially as a postgraduate centre devoted to research and innovation.

The minister noted that the move was in line with a promise made by the Buhari administration to establish an apex National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Abuja with six satellite universities of technology, one in each geo-political zone of the country.

He said the NIT will be patterned after similar institutions in Singapore and Malaysia.

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