- An approval has been given for the establishment of a new university for the Nigerian Army, by the Federal Executive Council
- The development was made public by the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu
- The chief of Army staff had previously announced that the Army would upgrade the Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies to a full fledged university
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, April 11, gave the approval for the establishment of a new university for the Nigerian Army, Premium Times reports.
The development comes following the presentation of a memo by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu.
Legit.ng gathers that the university would be located in Biu, Bornu state.
The approval was announced at the end of the council meeting, by the education minister.
In March, the chief of Army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, had announced that the Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies would be upgraded to a full fledged University of Technology and Environmental Studies by the Nigerian Army.
He stated: “The university was conceived as a unique one that will be different from conventional universities in Nigeria. The concept is to make it a solution provider and a centre of excellence for a variety of technologically related ventures such as generation and armament production."
Legit.ng previously reported that the minister of state for foreign affairs, Hajiya Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim, said the proposed establishment of Nigerian Army University in Borno will help to reduce youth restiveness in the region.
The minister said this when she received the proposed university’s implementation committee led by Maj-Gen Lawal Faskari in Abuja. She said the university would provide more opportunities for young people to acquire tertiary education in the region.
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