Federal Government working on funding structure for public universities.
Written by News Room on May 16, 2022
The Federal Government says she is working on a funding structure for public universities in Nigeria, as part of efforts to end the continuous strikes by university lecturers.
The former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, disclosed this on Sunday while speaking on national television.
According to him, the Federal Government’s funding of public universities is unsustainable and therefore cannot be maintained.
Nwajiuba, who is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election, stressed that with the number of public universities in Nigeria, these schools have to get new ways of making money to fund their institutions.
The former Minister of State for Education, who resigned his position in the cabinet last week to concentrate on his presidential dream, said if given the mandate to govern the nation, he would implement the funding structure in public universities across the nation.