Borno State University resums operation in October

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Kashim ShettimaThe proposed Borno State University will begin operation next October, Prof. Abubakar Mustapha, the Chairman, Technical Committee for the establishment of the university, has said.

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 (NUC) 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.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee was first inaugurated in 2010, under the chairmanship of late Prof. Nuru Alkali, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri.

The committee was reconstituted by Gov. Kashim Shettima in January 2016, following Alkali’s death in 2015.