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Senate gives legal backing to 10 new varsities

By The Citizen

The Senate on Tuesday gave legal backing to 10 new Federal Universities after it considered and adopted a conference committee report of both arms of National Assembly.

Accepting the report of the conference Committee presented by the Chairman Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, Senate President David Mark expressed hope that the Universities are “proper” tertiary institutions and not just “glorified” secondary schools. He insisted that the schools must be properly funded to enable them function properly.

The newly approved tertiary institutions are the Federal Universities of Dutsin-ma,Kashere,Lafia,Lokoja,Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Otuoke, Oye-Ekiti, Dutse, Wukari and Uyo.