The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved N208 billion as part of measures to improve infrastructure in Nigerian universities.
This is as he said his government will continue to look at issues raised by universities, especially on infrastructure and continue to monitor its governance.
Buhari stated this at the 23rd Convocation Ceremonies of the of the University of Abuja on Saturday.
He said the funds recently approved were for interventions through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).
The president, represented by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, said he would continue to improve facilities and funding through careful planning that will address deficiency in the education system.
Buhari commended the university’s Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Adikwu and the management team for stabilising and running activities in peace and harmony, saying, “it’s an indication that the Varsity has put behind those things that interrupted the calendar years back. I believed he will be leaving in a hail of glory.”
While congratulating the university for its contribution to national economy, he urged the graduands to seize the moment, embrace the challenge and use the knowledge and skills acquired in the university for the development of the country.
EduCeleb.com reports that the UNIABUJA convocation produced 4,946 Bachelor degrees and 342 post graduate degrees with 24 first class, 982 second class upper, 2,498 second class lower, 1, 085 third class and 137 pass degrees.