President Bola Tinubu has approved the Federal University of Agriculture, Mubi, Adamawa State alongside the establishment of Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences, Kwale, Delta State and Federal University of Agriculture, Mubi, Adamawa State.
The President has also approved the staggered establishment of four colleges of education to be converted to federal universities of education.
The President made the announcement in a statement by the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Obialor-Dur Augustina Okechi on behalf of the Minister that the approval of the two Federal Universities of Agriculture, two Federal Universities of Medical and Health Sciences and five colleges of education is with immediate effect its commencement.
The statement said the approval was in line with the present administration’s commitment to ensure continuity in governance and policy consistency.
It said the approved institutions for which the establishment process would commence immediately include:
Colleges of education converted to federal universities of education are Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State and Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State.
The newly approved colleges of education are Federal College of Education, Ilawe Ekiti State; Federal College of Education, Ididep, Ibiono Akwa Ibom State and Federal College of Education (Technical), Yauri, Kebbi State.
“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,” the statement added.