Bill for establishment of Federal University, Otukpo passes first reading

A Bill for an Act to establish Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State, on Tuesday, passed first reading at the Nigerian Senate.

The Bill, which is being sponsored by former President of the Senate, Dr. David Mark, would see to the establishment of the first ever University of Health Sciences in Africa.

It could be recalled that the Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Executive Council, had on 22nd May 2015, passed a resolution for the university to be established in Otukpo.

Consequently, the National Universities Commission (NUC), through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), approved the disbursement of the sum of Five Hundred Million Naira (N500m), as a takeoff grant for the university.

To give a legal backing for the establishment of the institution, the federal lawmakers would subject the bill for debate on its general principles, after which it could be passed at second reading.

One Response to Bill for establishment of Federal University, Otukpo passes first reading

  1. Johnson Ameh says:

    It is a welcome development if approved ss it is only one in Idoma land,may God bless Nigeria

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