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Infrastructural devt: Jonathan pledges more funds for varsities

ENUGU—President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday pledged that government would continue to provide additional funds for upgrading of infrastructure in the nation’s universities.
The president, who made the pledge at the 52th Founders’ Day lecture of the University of Nigeria, UNN, Nsukka, delivered by Mr Mustafa Chike-Obi, Managing Director of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, expressed the belief that the funds would be deployed prudently and wisely by authorities of the benefiting universities.
Jonathan, whose speech was read by the Chairman of the occasion and former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to United Nations, Chief Arthur Mbanefo, said for Nigeria to grow as a nation, “we must improve on the number of Nigerians that have access to good quality education at all levels.
“This was what informed the decision of the Federal Government to establish six new universities across the six geo political zones of the country.
“In addition, the older universities are being encouraged to increase their carrying capacity, while the first generation universities have also been directed to increase their ratio of post-graduate to undergraduate students.”

Source: Vanguardngr.com
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