State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones

Education: EXCO approves bill to establish Kogi State University, Kabba, transmits to State Assembly

…plans raising N15 billion start up funds

The Kogi State executive council on Monday approved a Memo containing the bills for the establishment of Kogi state University, Kabba and other matters connected, 2023 while the State Attorney General was directed to transmit the bill to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage into Law.

In a briefing by the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, he stated that a University Law is one of the pre-requisite for the National University Commission (NUC) to recognise and approve any established university in Nigeria.

He hinted that the State government was working towards ensuring that before the end of the coming weeks, NUC would have given approval to the State University adding that the recently inaugurated implementation committee chaired by renowned Proffessor of English Language, Prof. Olu Obafemi was working alongside other stakeholders to speed up the process.

The Commissioner who used the medium to again clarify on the rumour over the conversion of the College of Education Technical, Kabba or about the location of the University noted that the news was false and an unauthenticated information which was largely a premonition by some individuals.

He however pointed out that the committee after several considerations concluded that it was more expedient to start the Kogi State University, Kabba at the current site of the College of Education Technical Kabba while the College of Education will be relocated to another venue and the government was considering MopaMoro Local Government Area for the task.

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