By Ovasa Ogaga,
In keeping to his promises of continuing the good policies of the Buhari-led administration, President Bola Tinubu has approved the establishment of Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences, Kwale, Delta State and six other new tertiary institutions across the country.
This was contained in a statement released on Friday by the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Obilor-Duru Augustina Okechi.
According to the statement, the breakdown of the new tertiary institutions approved for establishment includes two Federal Universities, two Colleges of Education converted to Federal Universities of Education and three Colleges of Education.
It listed the federal varsities to include: Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences, Kwale, Delta State, a university which was facilitated the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Federal University of Agriculture, Mubi, Adamawa State.
The statement also named Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State as well as Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State as the Colleges of Education converted to Federal Universities of Education.
Similarly, Federal College of Education, Ilawe Ekiti, Ekiti State; Federal College of Education, Ididep, Ibiono, Akwa Ibom State and Federal College of Education (Technical), Yauri, Kebbi State were named as the new Colleges of Education.
The statement reads: “In line with the present administration’s commitment to ensure continuity in governance and policy consistency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) has approved the staggered establishment of the Four Colleges of Education to be converted to Federal Universities of Education, Two (2) Federal Universities of Agriculture, Two (2) Federal Universities of Medical and Health Sciences and Five Colleges of Education.
“The establishment and conversion of these institutions is a further demonstration of President Tinubu’s Education for the Renewed Hope Agenda and will help in improving access to tertiary education in the country”.