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Senate Approves New Varsity For Ekiti

The Senate has granted approval for the establishment of a Federal University of Technology and Environmental Sciences in Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State, aiming to address knowledge gaps in technology and environmental studies.

During the Senate session held in Abuja on Thursday and presided over by Deputy Senate President Barau Jubrin, a bill advocating for the creation of this institution was extensively discussed and unanimously endorsed.

The bill has been directed to the Senate’s Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for further legislative processes and additional considerations following its approval.

Senators from various political backgrounds overwhelmingly supported the bill, recognizing its crucial role in cultivating top-tier technologists and professionals essential for managing the nation’s economy.

Originally introduced in the Ninth National Assembly, the bill resurfaced for discussion in the Senate Chambers on October 17, 2023, focusing on bridging the knowledge deficit in technology and environmental sciences. The bill, sponsored by the Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, gained unanimous support from senators of different political backgrounds, highlighting its importance in fostering skilled technologists and human resources necessary for the country’s economy.

Addressing the significance of this initiative, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele highlighted that passing the bill into law would cultivate high-caliber technologists and skilled professionals, fostering substantial economic growth and sustainable development.

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During the discussions, Bamidele emphasized the bill’s potential in cultivating proficient technologists and enhancing economic growth and sustainable development. He underlined that the envisioned university would promote advanced research, technological innovations, entrepreneurship, and wealth management in its specialized areas.

Emphasizing the bill’s aim, Bamidele conveyed, “The primary goal is to broaden access to university education, especially for the numerous qualified candidates annually unable to secure admission into their preferred universities across the country.”

Furthermore, he highlighted that the proposed university, once fully established, would significantly contribute to advancing knowledge through pioneering research and fostering unique technological advancements essential for students in Ekiti State and its environment.



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