- The Nigerian army is proposing a new university
- This was made known by chairman of the school's implementation committee, Major-General Mathias Efeovbokhan (rtd)
- He said the university would admit 75 percent of civilians unlike the NDA
The Nigerian army university, when established, will admit 75 percent civilians and only 25 percent military and paramilitary officers, an official has said.
Daily Trust reports that the chairman of the school's implementation committee, Major-General Mathias Efeovbokhan (rtd), who led the committee on a visit to the minister of interior Abdulrahman Dambazau on Monday, March 19, disclosed that the university had mandates different from that of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
"This university will become solution centre. It will groom graduates with distinctive expertise", he said.
Legit.ng gathered that while noting that the higher institution will be research intensive, Efeovbokhan also said it will be the first green university in Africa.
He said the university which is to be situated in Biu, southern part of Borno state will only have the best brains as students, adding that "we will not have students unionism and ASUU."
He assured that there will be adequate security for students and all members of the university community in spite the Boko Haram attacks in the area.
The committee therefore, solicited the supports of the minister in ensuring the approval of the university by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
While responding, Dambazau assured that the ministry would fully support the approval of the university.
He expressed delight that the institution would focus on research and technology, noting that paramilitary staff of the ministry will benefit from such an institution.
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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said this at the 2018 West Africa Social Activities (WASA) programme which ended late on Saturday in Apapa, Lagos.
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