Governing Councils Want Colleges Granted University Status.

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The Chairmen of the governing councils of four colleges of education which the Goodluck Jonathan administration upgraded to universities have asked the Federal Government to effect the change.

The institutions are Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo State, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, Federal College of Education, Kano, and Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri.
The past administration had pronounced the colleges universities of education in its last days in order to train teachers for Nigerian schools.

However, the Muhammadu Buhari administration reversed the decision on assumption of office because of the lack of resources.
In a statement in Osogbo on Friday, Mr John Fasogbon on behalf of the council chairmen, appealed to the Federal Government to upgrade the institutions to universities.

Fasogbon, who is the Chairman of the Governing Council of Alvan Ikoku College of Education, said granting the institutions university status would enable them to produce teachers for schools.

He said the step would help in realising the Federal Government’s effort to develop the education sector.
“We want to appeal to the Honourable Minister to use his good offices to urgently re-pronounce the affected universities in order to make them functional for the benefit of Nigerians,” he said.

Fasogbon also appealed to the government to allow the tenure of the governing councils to lapse before appointing new ones..

The Chairmen of the governing councils of four colleges of education which the Goodluck Jonathan administration upgraded to universities have asked the Federal Government to effect the change.

The institutions are Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo State, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, Federal College of Education, Kano, and Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri.
The past administration had pronounced the colleges universities of education in its last days in order to train teachers for Nigerian schools.

However, the Muhammadu Buhari administration reversed the decision on assumption of office because of the lack of resources.

In a statement in Osogbo on Friday, Mr John Fasogbon on behalf of the council chairmen, appealed to the Federal Government to upgrade the institutions to universities.

Fasogbon, who is the Chairman of the Governing Council of Alvan Ikoku College of Education, said granting the institutions university status would enable them to produce teachers for schools.

He said the step would help in realising the Federal Government’s effort to develop the education sector.

“We want to appeal to the Honourable Minister to use his good offices to urgently re-pronounce the affected universities in order to make them functional for the benefit of Nigerians,” he said.

Fasogbon also appealed to the government to allow the tenure of the governing councils to lapse before appointing new ones.

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