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Don’t Take Credit For Proposed Federal University Of Technology – AKSG Warns

The Akwa Ibom State Government has warned politicians to desist from needlessly claiming credit for the approval of a new University of Technology in the state.

The State Government maintained that while it was working assiduously with the federal government to ensure its prompt take off, it expected support and cooperation from all stakeholders and not false claims.

Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, Commissioner for Education who spoke with reporters in her office, thanked God for answering the prayers of the state and also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for granting the approval.

“The State Government appreciates President Muhammadu Buhari for graciously approving Akwa Ibom as one of the two states where new Federal Universities of Technology are to be established.

Mrs Idongesit Etiebet noted that it was rather unnecessary for some politicians to come out with claims to the project, and that the approval was an endorsement of the educational reforms of the Udom Emmanuel-led administration

She also revealed that the establishment of the university of technology in Akwa Ibom was in line with the the federal policy of choosing a state from each of the six, geopolitical zones in the country, debunking the claims that some politicians lobbied for the establishment of the university in the state

I’ve interacted with the Honourable Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; and the permanent secretary in Federal Ministry of Education Mr. Sunny Echono, and very soon, modalities will be in place for the new University to commence operations.

It would be recalled that the Federal government had last week announced it’s resolve that the four existing Universities of Technology located in Yola (North East), Akure (South West), Owerri (South East) and Minna (North Central) be upgraded and equipped, while two additional universities of technology to be located in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom States, respectively.

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