There is a plan to establish four new universities in Nigeria for various military bodies – The minister also announced that the administration needed N4.2 trillion to fund the country’s education sector – At least three of the universities were for the Army, Navy and Maritime bodies The minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said on Tuesday, August 1, that three of four new universities to be built by the federal government were for the Army, Navy and Maritime. According to Adamu, the projects were kicking off soon. Daily Trust reported that the announcement was made at the Progressive Governors Forum on Policy Synergy held in Birnin Kebbi. He also explained that the setting up of the universities was in line with the policy of the present administration to boost education in all spheres.
However, he said that the administration needed N4.2 trillion to fund the country’s education sector, and appealed to state governments to pay their counterpart funds to access their funds. ALLSCHOOLGIST.com.ng earlier reported that while speaking on Tuesday, August 1, in Kebbi state at the Federal Government-Progressives Governors’ Forum, the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said that the former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration formulated a policy in 2012 which combined CRK, IRK and Social studies into one elective and implemented the policy in 2014.
It was gathered that Mallam Adamu said: “The Jonathan administration had formulated a policy in 2012, combining CRK, IRK and Social studies into one elective and implemented the policy in 2014. Immediately I came in as education minister, I was briefed about the policy.”