The Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district in the National Assembly, Andy Uba, has said that the establishment of the Federal University, Uga, will give his constituents and people of the southeast generally, access to quality education.
He made the disclosure on Tuesday during the public hearing on a bill seeking the establishment of the Federal University, Uga, Anambra held at the National Assembly complex, Abuja.
Speaking during the lead debate, Uba said that the establishment of the university will further advance Nigeria’s body of knowledge through research by nurturing innovations, entrepreneurship, vocational training and wealth management as its core areas of interest.
“One of the yearnings and aspirations of the good people of Anambra state, especially the Anambra South senatorial district, which I represent, is to have increased access to quality tertiary education. This bill is crafted specially to cater to that need.
“The establishment of this institution is informed by the imperative to create greater access to university education in view of a large number of qualified candidates who are annually stranded in their failed attempt to gain admission into universities in Nigeria, especially in the south-east geo-political zone of the country.
“The establishment of this university will further advance Nigeria’s body of knowledge through research. It will nurture unique innovations, entrepreneurship, vocational training and wealth management as its core areas of interest.
The bill if passed into Law, will bring to five the number of Federal Universities in the south-east.
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