Yahaya Bello establishes committee to launch new University in Okun

Yahaya Bello, the governor of KOGI state, has appointed a 17-member committee to launch a state university in Okun, the state’s Kogi West Senatorial District.

The proposed state college, which will be the third state-possessed college, as indicated by Bello, is a move informed by decency, value and populism to individuals of Okunland.

The governor instructed the committee to ensure swift action so that the university could immediately begin academic activities.
The governor blasted the fact that, despite having more than 600 professors, the Okun land had not yet received a university, rejecting the claim that establishing a university there is political.
Bello, while initiating the 17-man execution Advisory group contained Teachers from Kogi State, on Wednesday, at the Kogi Express Lead representative’s Cabin, in Abuja, likewise said that the college will give an open door to huge number of Kogi state kids who have been not able to get confirmation in previously existing colleges.

He stated, ” It works out well. It’s just. The idea of establishing a second university in Okun land stems from our brothers in Okun land enjoying what others are enjoying. I am aware that there are thousands of our children at home who cannot be absorbed by these established universities and for whom there is no room in other national universities.

“These are people who have a wealth of knowledge. I would venture to guess that there are over 600 professors in Okun land, but you only have one university. The university you so desired has been granted to you by this administration. Certain individuals thought it was a political assertion. Let me address the doubters. By the extraordinary beauty of God when God guaranteed we satisfy it. No matter how political it may be, no one will be able to erase the fact that I led the establishment of a university in Okun land.

However, he stated that it is his dream to enroll the first class of university students before he retires in January 2024.

“I congratulate the people of Okun Land and Kogi State on the realization of a dream. Let me assure you that, by God’s grace, I will enroll the first class at this university. I ask you to help me realize my dream.

As a result, Bello gave the Committee members no less than six weeks to deliver the following roadmap for its rapid takeoff: Assurance of sort of college to be laid out, whether specific or the traditional kind of college; determination of the university’s appropriate name; preparation of the university’s academic brief, law, and master plan; determination of a suitable university location;

“Assurance of a departure grounds to consider quick initiation of scholarly exercises; The university’s realistic funding sources will be determined, in addition to any other tasks required for its immediate launch.

Professor Olu Obafemi, Chairman of the Implementation Committee, responded by expressing gratitude to the Governor for providing them with the opportunity to serve on the committee.

In addition, he reassured the Governor of the committee’s commitment to ensuring that he matriculates the first class before he steps down as governor in January 2024.

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