Federal University of Science and Technology, Akwa Ibom State (Planning Discussion) 2021.
Federal University of Science and Technology, Akwa Ibom State location and recruitment exercise schedule – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a take-off grant of N18 billion for the establishment of new universities of technology and health sciences.
Federal University of Science and Tech, Akwa Ibom State
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The Nigerian government has announced the establishment of four new universities to address shortfall in technology, medicine and nutrition.
The new universities of technology will be located in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom states, while the universities of health sciences will be established in Azare, Bauchi State and Ila Orangun, Osun State.
Mr Adamu also said that a National Institute of Technology (NIT) would be established in Abuja to serve essentially as a postgraduate centre devoted to research and innovation.
According to him, the initiative will draw the best graduates from the six universities of technology as well as other exceptional graduates from reputable universities within and outside Nigeria.
He said; “Recall that at the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, he promised to establish an apex National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Abuja with six satellite universities of technology, one in each geo-political zone of the country.
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“This was captured in the 2015 APC manifesto and also stressed in the Education for Change: Ministerial Strategic Plan 2018–2022 of the ministry. The objective is to stimulate rapid technological transformation of the country.
Where is the Federal University of Science and Technology, Akwa Ibom State, Located?
Below is the list of local government in akwa ibom state where the Federal University of Science and Technology will probably be located:
|Local Government Areas||Headquarters||Car Codes|
|Essien Udim||Afaha Ikot Ebak||AFH|
|Etim Ekpo||Utu Etim Ekpo||AEE|
|Ibesikpo Asutan||Nung Udoe||NGD|
|Ibiono Ibom||Oko Ita||BMT|
|Ikono||Ibiaku Ntok Okpo||KKN|
|Ikot Abasi||Ikot Abasi||KTS|
|Ikot Ekpene||Ikot Ekpene||KTE|
|Mkpat enin||Mkpat Enin||MKP|
|Nsit Ibom||Afaha Offiong||AFG|
|Nsit ubium||Ikot Edibon||KTD|
|Obot akara||Nto Edino||NTE|
|Oruk anam||Ikot Ibritam||KTM|
|Ukanafun||Ikot Akpa Nkuk||KPK|
|Urue offong/oruko||Urue Offong||UFG|
Federal University of Science and Technology, Akwa Ibom State Portal
“After a comprehensive review of the policy by key stakeholders in the education sector, it was resolved that the four existing Universities of Technology located in Yola (North East), Akure (South West), Owerri (South East) and Minna (North Central) be upgraded and equipped while two additional universities of technology to be located in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom States, would be established for the purpose.”
He said the National Institute of Technology (NIT) shall be patterned after similar institutions in Singapore and Malaysia.
The minister said the president had also observed from the report of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the weak institutional capacity for disease control and surveillance in the country, particularly with respect to medical facilities, trained personnel and supporting infrastructure.
He said; “With the recent establishment of the only Federal Government-owned University of Health Sciences, Otukpo in Benue State and the huge gap in doctor-patient ratio as well as in medical research and production of pharmaceutical products, government recognised the compelling need to establish two other specialised universities in Health, Nutrition and Medical Sciences.
“These universities will be located at Azare, Bauchi State and Ila Orangun, Osun State. These shall lay a solid foundation for building national preparedness and resilience in anticipation of future challenges in the health sector, while reducing medical tourism to countries like India, UAE, Egypt, Europe and the U.S.”
Mr Adamu said the president also approved a take-off grant of N4 billion each for the Universities of Technology and N5 billion each for the Universities of Health Science from the funding resources of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).
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