On Wednesday, the Senate approved two bills to establish two federal universities in Kogi State.

They are Ankpa’s Federal University of Education and Kabba’s Federal University of Agriculture.

The bills establishing both universities were passed following the consideration of two separate reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.

Senator Betty Apiafi, Vice Chairman of the Committee, stated in her presentation on behalf of the Chairman, Baba Kaita Ahmad, that the establishment of the Federal University of Education, Ankpa, became necessary due to the need to find solutions to Nigeria’s education sector problems.

According to the lawmaker, once established, the institution will “provide and promote sound basic education training as a foundation for Nigeria’s development, taking into account indigenous culture and the need to enhance national unity.”

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Apiafi went on to say that the Federal University of Agriculture, Kabba, would add value to agriculture in her second presentation.

She stated that it would create and provide academic and professional programs with a focus on planning, adaptive, technical, maintenance, developmental, and productive skills in Agricultural Engineering, livestock, aquatic, horticulture, and crop sciences, as well as allied professional disciplines related to agriculture.

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