President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime says the newly established University of Transportation Daura, in Katsina will begin academic activities in September. The academic institution will be run for two years by China.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, disclosed this during an inspection visit to the university on Thursday in Daura.
The minister while inspecting the university added that the work which started a year ago was now at 60 percent completion level.
“The company handling the project as a corporate social responsibility intends to hand over and begin the academic session in September this year,” Mr. Sambo said. “They have, however, asked for additional time to complete the project due to some circumstances.”
He explained that he asked the consultant to meet the engineers and review “how they can at least complete phase one of the project so that the academic session can begin.”
In the same vein, the permanent secretary in the ministry, Magdaline Ajani, said the institution when completed would be run by the Chinese government for two years.
“And it will be taken over by the Federal Ministry of Education afterwards. The management will run the university pending all the necessary approvals from the Federal Ministry of Education,” Ms Ajani disclosed.
The permanent secretary further explained that the National Universities Commission (NUC) would provide the necessary regulations like any other tertiary education system in the country.