The Bill converting Modibbo Adama University Technology (MAUTech) Yola to a Conventional University is set for “public hearing” on Thursday, December 5 at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.
When converted, the institution will be named “Modibbo Adama University”, Yola.
A statement sent to FOMBINATIMES by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Liman Tukur said “the Bill for the establishment of Modibbo Adama University Yola 2019 is set for “public hearing” on Thursday 5th December 2019 in Senate Conference Room 231 by 11:00 am”.
He enjoined all and sundry to support the move because of its immense benefit to Adamawa State, North-East and Nigeria as a whole.
“Please be there to support the opening up of the current MAUTech for more programs and services to Adamawa, the Northeast region and Nigeria.
“Getting the bill through will mean the reopening of the School of Management and Information Technology, mounting of new programs in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Humanities, Law and many more. We count on your attendance and support,” Tukur said.
The chairman, committee for the review of the law establishing the university, Professor Abdullahi Ribadu, has earlier submitted report of his finding before the National University Commission prompting the commission to commence the process for the conversion.
Ribadu had said that the conversion would enable the university to run programmes offered in other universities, especially medical courses to produce more doctors.
According to Ribadu, a bill has been presented to the 7th Assembly by Sen. Aisha Ahmed, representing Yola North “but did not see the light of the day.
“The establishment of the college of medical sciences which we have seen in the present law has not precluded the university from offering medical sciences so they could start medical sciences.
“The 7th Assembly raised the issue on the floor of the house but it did not see the light of the day.
“But it has now been resuscitated in the senate, following a meeting between the Executive Secretary of the commission, Senate President and other stakeholders.
“The committee was therefore set up as fallout of that meeting and the impact will be great on the education sector.
“This is because if the National Assembly approves the new law establishing the university, it will be in a position to offer other conventional programmes that are run in other universities,” Ribadu said.