President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a federal university of health sciences in Oturkpo, Benue.

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Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesperson, announced the news on Wednesday after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by Buhari.

“I just like to announce that a draft bill for the establishment of a Federal University of Health Sciences was approved and is to be cited in Otukpo, Benue State,” he said.

In February, the federal government had approved the establishment of 20 private universities, making the total of private varsities in the country to be 99.

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Adamu Adamu, minister of education, had said that the new universities will be given provisional licences from the National Universities Commission (NUC) for next year, while monitoring and evaluation will be carried out.

This was just as the government also approved the sum of N4 billion take-off grant for the establishment of two federal polytechnics in Plateau and Oyo states.

“President @MBuhari has approved the establishment of Federal Polytechnic, Shendam, Plateau State, with an approval of N2 billion from the funding resources of TETFund for the immediate take-off, the Ministry of Education confirmed in a letter to Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau State,” Bashir Ahmed, the president’s personal assistant on new media, had written at the time.

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“President @MBuhari approves the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Ayede, Ogo-Oluwa LGA, Oyo State, with approval of N2billion from the funding resources of TETFund for the immediate take-off.”



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