The leadership of the Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) has commended the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for approving the establishment of a university in Okun land, Kogi state, which makes it the second university to be established by the Yahaya Bello administration.
In a statement on Saturday, the national coordinator of Bello Ambassadors Network, Anthony Edogbo, noted that the establishment will not only create more admission opportunities for students, but also create thousands of jobs for the people of Kogi State.
According to the state Commissioner for Education ‘’It is expected that the 15-man committee set up by the governor will give its report within the next one month as it would be the government’s desire to see the university kick off before the end of this tenure’’.
Giving an instance the Commissioner narrated that during the last admission exercise at the Prince Abubakar Audu University there was a population explosion of prospective intakes as the school had over 25,000 admission seekers as against capacity intake of about 6,000 noting that even indigenes of the state were possibly deprived of admission or their intended course of study.
Anthony stated that the establishment of another university and strategic location in Okun land balances the geographical distribution of university education in Kogi state.