The Federal Government has conmended Bauchi State government for its achievements in the education sector.
The vice-president gave the comendation, on Sunday, in Gadau, Bauchi State, while inaugurating the Bauchi State University.
He commended Bauchi State for being the number one state in the utilisation of Millellium Development Goals (MDG) intervention funds.
Sambo assured the state that it would henceforth be included in the provision of textbooks for public schools from which it had been excluded alongside Lagos State by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
While commending the Governor Isa Yuguda-led administration in Bauchi State for establishing the university and achieving the giant strides within two years of its establishment, the vice-president assured that the Federal Government would continue to partner with the state government in its developmental efforts in the education sector.
Speaking earlier, Governor Yuguda informed that the establishment of the Bauchi State University, Gadau, was conceived by the immediate past administration in the state, which his administration implemented following the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The university, which he said was being funded through the contribution of two per cent from state government’s monthly allocation and five per cent of each local government area’s allocation, according to Yuguda had three campuses situated in Gadau, Misau and Bauchi.
The governor further informed that so far the government had expended the sum of N16.5billion for the provision of infrastructural facilities at the university, while the Federal Government through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund) had contributed about N542million to the university for the provision of two lecture halls and the moot court for its Faculty of Law.
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