Federal Government to Establish 9 New Universities

The Nigerian Education Minister have announced that the Federal Government has concluded plans to establish nine more universities in the country.

The minister, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, who made this known while X-raying the Nigerian Basic Education Sector between 2011 to 2015, said that this will bring to 18 the number of universities the present administration approved in last three years.

Shekarau also stated that the government had earmarked N1.3tn as intervention grant to its universities courtesy of the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy Assessment Programme.

On the incessant strikes by unions in the tertiary institutions, Shekarau said the Federal Government was trying to address the challenges.

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