FG inagurates 8 Man committee for the Financial Autonomy of Varsities


An eight-man committee has been inaugurated by the Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman on financial autonomy in varsities and to set up a roadmap for the education sector in line with the ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda of President Bola Tinubu.

The committee, headed by Dr. Nuhu Yakubu, has as one of its members a former Deputy Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, and Professor Sa’ad Umar.

While inaugurating the committee on Tuesday, the minister said, “Mr. President has clearly laid out his vision for his administration and it is anchored on improving the lives of Nigerians in a manner that not just reflects our humanity but encourages compassion towards one another, and duly rewards our collective efforts to resolve the social ills that seek to divide us.

“On education specifically, our president has declared his commitment and as a priority, among other missions, to see that about 10.5 million Nigeria’s out-of-school children are retrained with skills that will make them stand on their own. We will, therefore, need a clear road map and framework that will guide the ministry to achieve these goals.

“To achieve this vision, we must necessarily harness our human resources. But before we can harness our human resources, we need to be sure of what we need to do to fill in the gaps that have, over the years, inexplicably pulled us back.”

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