• Borno State University Established.

    The proposed Borno State University, Maiduguri, will begin academic activities in October, 2016.

    The Chairman, Technical Committee for the establishment of the university, Prof. Abubakar Mustapha, made the declaration on Monday while inspecting ongoing construction at the proposed site of the institution in Jimtilo near Maiduguri.

    He expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done at the Senate Building and the five faculties of the institution.

    Mustapha urged the contractors to meet the September deadline for the completion of the project to enable the authorities seek permission from the National Universities Commission for the institution’s take off.

    The don lauded the state government for releasing N3.6 billion out of the N4 billion earmarked for the project.

    Mustapha assured that the committee would work hard to ensure that the university emerged as one of the best in Nigeria, in terms of facilities and academic staff. (NAN)


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